Introducing Our 2022 Texas Supportive Housing Institute Participants

September 2, 2022 | by Michael Wilt

Categories: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Rental Housing, Supportive Housing Services

Next week, we will launch our third Texas Supportive Housing Institute (Institute), and we're thrilled to introduce this year's teams and their proposed communities to house and support our most vulnerable Texans.

Launched in 2020, the Institute is offered in collaboration with the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Designed to promote the development of permanent supportive housing (PSH), the Institute provides developers, property managers, and service providers 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.

The past two years, we offered this training statewide, but this year, we limited it to teams from the greater Austin area. That's because we anticipated there would be numerous teams working to achieve the community's shared goal to build 2,100 supportive housing units over the next three years.  

The teams introduced below will go through four months of training and then present their proposed developments to their fellow cohort members as well as Institute funders and supporters at a January "project reveal" showcase.  

Of course, this Institute wouldn't be possible without our funders. We're grateful for the following entities who made this year's Institute happen: Texas Capital BankJP Morgan Chase, Bank of AmericaDominium, Superior HealthPlanRegions BankInsperity, and Frost Bank

Introducing our 2022 Institute teams:

The teams introduced below will go through four months of training and then present their proposed developments to their fellow cohort members as well as Institute funders and supporters at a January "project reveal" showcase.  

Austin Area Urban League

The Austin Area Urban League recently took over operations of a 75-room shelter in Austin, and now they are expanding on their homelessness services work by proposing a development named Urban Empowerment Zone I. The community will offer 60 studios and 20 one-bedroom apartments to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.   

Cady Lofts 

The Cady Lofts team is led by SGI Ventures, Inc. with support from New Hope Housing and Endeavors. They are developing the Cady Lofts community (rendering pictured right) in Central Austin that will provide 100 homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin is joined by the Vecino Group and Alpha Barnes Real Estate Services. Collectively, they are working on the Espero at Rutland supportive housing development which will provide 171 efficiency units to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. 

Family Eldercare

Family Eldercare thoughtfully partners with "older adults and people with disabilities to create stability, dignity and well-being." It's with that statement in mind that they proposed their Pecan Gardens apartments. Located in northwest Austin, the community will offer 78 units of supportive housing for older adults in the community.   

Integral Care

Joining Integral Care on their team are NHP Foundation and Capital A Housing. Integral Care bring a wealth of supportive housing experience to the Institute, which will they build upon as they work with others on collectively creating the Seabrook Square (rendering pictured left) community. That development includes 252 units total across four structures, and one of the structures will provide 100 deeply affordable supportive housing units in East Austin.

SAFE Alliance

The SAFE Alliance is also working with Capital A Housing on a development named The Lancaster located directly across from the Mueller development, an expansive mixed-use, mixed-income development located in Central East Austin. The Lancaster will feature 60 homes for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking. 

We want to extend our congratulations to this year's teams for being accepted into this year's Institute, and we look forward to working with them during the next five months. We'd also like to extend our gratitude to the funders who make this training possible. 

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