A Recap of the 2021 Texas Supportive Housing Institute

May 6, 2022 | by Anna Orendain

Categories: Supportive Housing Services

The Texas Supportive Housing Institute (Institute) is a collaborative effort between TSAHC and the Corporation for Supportive Housing, designed to promote the development of permanent supportive housing (PSH) by providing development teams with the training and tools they need to build successful PSH developments in their local communities.

PSH is nationally recognized as one of the most effective housing interventions for serving individuals with persistent health challenges, persons experiencing chronic homelessness, and persons at-risk of falling into homelessness.

In 2021, we hosted our second Institute for development teams that were fully formed and ready to implement PSH in their communities. In addition to participating in the Institute sessions, these teams received individual technical assistance and follow-up grants to help launch their PSH projects. 

The grant funds that supported participating teams through the complicated PSH development process were made possible thanks to a generous contribution from JP Morgan Chase, and the following entities that contributed to funding the delivery of the Institute: Dominium, Regions Bank, Texas Community Bank, Wells FargoInsperity, Frost Bank, and Texas Capital Bank

The development concepts for the 2021 Institute teams follow:

Solutions for Veterans (Waco, TX)

Solutions for Veterans in a non-profit organization that provides U.S. veterans with the housing and support they need to be self-sufficient. With a total of 453 units of housing already in operation, Solutions for Veterans is creating an additional 34 units of PSH for veterans experiencing homelessness through their Freedom's Path development in Waco, TX.

Freedom's Path is a development that combines three rehabilitated historic buildings with one new structure, conveniently providing housing for veterans on the Doris Miller VA Medical Center campus. The 34 homes will provide veterans with supportive services and case management. 

The Coalition for the Homeless Houston / Harris County, NHP Foundation and Magnificat Houses (Houston, TX)

This team is led by the Coalition for the Homeless Houston / Harris County in partnership with the NHP Foundation, Maginficat Houses, and Allied Orion Group. Together they are building a 149-unit integrated development with 119 units set aside as PSH units for individuals who are experiencing chronic homelessness or those who are at-risk of becoming homeless. This development is currently set to be completed in December 2023.

Towne Twin Village (San Antonio, TX)

Housing First Community Coalition is a non-profit organization based in San Antonio, TX that will provide a welcoming home for those experiencing homelessness within their community. The coalition includes several different partners who came together with the goal to create a place where all are cherished. Towne Twin Village, the collaborative project design of the coalition, will be a single-site housing community with a total of 205 units made up of 100 tiny homes, 25 RVs, and 80 apartments. 

In addition to its housing units, this community will also have on-site services that provide access to medical, dental, and mental health services, as well as case management and public transportation to Towne Twin residents. The project as a whole is expected to be completed in late 2023, though the first phase of the community could be fully constructed by the end of October 2022.

We want to extend our congratulations to this year's teams for completing the Institute and making significant progress on their respective developments. We'd also like to extend our gratitude to the funders who make this training possible.  

We will offer the Texas Supportive Housing Institute again this fall with some modifications. We will provide details about who can apply and how on our Texas Supportive Housing Institute web page in early summer.

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