Announcing the 2021 Texas Supportive Housing Institute

July 2, 2021 | by Anna Orendain

Categories: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Supportive Housing Services

Last year, TSAHC partnered with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to offer the Texas Supportive Housing Institute, a new initiative that sought to promote the development of supportive housing units by providing developers, service providers, and property managers with the in-depth training and resources they needed to serve their local communities.

This year, TSAHC is excited to announce that the Institute will return again for 2021! Thanks to the generous contributions received from JP Morgan Chase, Regions Bank, Insperity, and Texas Capital Bank, this year's Institute will continue to support participants through the complex supportive housing development process.

Free for participants, the Institute’s virtual sessions will take place from September to December and will focus on assisting teams from Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco. If space allows, quality projects from other Texas communities will also be considered.

More Information and How to Apply

Interested development teams are encouraged to visit our Texas Supportive Housing Institute web page, download the program brochure, and register for the Institute Orientation webinar that will take place on Wednesday, July 14th at noon.

The application opens July 2nd, and applications are due via email to Michael Wilt at [email protected] by Friday, July 30, 2021. 

Meet the Institute's 2020 Participants

As we look forward to collaborating with the future participants of the 2021 Texas Supportive Housing Institute, we thought we'd take a look back at the developement teams that completed the Institute last year. 

The following development teams have used the Institute as a catalyst for turning their project concepts into reality.

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville (come dream. come build. or CDCB)

CDCB is a non-profit organization based in Brownsville that has spent 45 years operating under the belief that access to affordable housing, financial stability, and quality education builds a future of success for both individuals and their communities. CDCB is in the process of developing Samano Studios, a mixed-use project that not only provides high-quality housing and supportive services to the chronically homeless but also provides their residents and their community with a grocery store.

Eforti Community Homes (ECH)

A fairly young organization, ECH was created with the underlying belief that every human has the right to a humane and quality life. ECH's goal is to build 25 permanent supportive housing units in Fort Worth. The project will serve veterans and individuals with mental health challenges who suffer from chronic homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. 

Directions Home

Directions Home is a two-person unit in the Fort Worth City Manager’s office committed to making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. In partnership with housing developers and service delivery organizations, they were able to provide 119 units of permanent supportive housing at Casa de Esperanza for individuals who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and experiencing chronic homelessness. Read more about their success story here.  

SouthFair Community Development Corporation (SouthFair CDC)

A non-profit organization formed in 1991, SouthFair CDC provides affordable housing for low-to-moderate income households in Dallas. SouthFair CDC is working to create a supportive housing project that will serve a growing population of chronically homeless individuals and families in their community. 

The Way Back House

Located in Dallas, The Way Back House provides targeted veterans and civilian individuals with the education, mentorship, career training, and employment they need to reenter their community. The Way Back House is hoping to expand the number of supportive housing they have and provide critical housing opportunities for individuals seeking societal re-entry.

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Hi Ebony, if you are searching for housing we’d recommend contacting your local housing authority or a nearby nonprofit organization that specializes in assisting individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Ebony Williams

I am experiencing homelessness and need help as soon as possible thank you

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