Community Housing Innovations, Inc.

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 190 East Post Road, Ste. # 401 White Plains NY 10601 USA

Mission: Community Housing Innovations, Inc. (CHI)''s mission is to provide low and moderate income families and individuals with the housing and human services that enable them to achieve the greatest social and economic independence at the lowest cost to society. CHI grew out of the rampant homelessness of the late 1980''s and 90''s to encourage a social services program model called "Project Self-Sufficiency" developed by its Program Director in a federal demonstration project. This model was adopted nationally by the Section 8 Program and re-named, "Family Self-Sufficiency." The model empowers low income families in scattered site apartments--not institutions--to become more independent, with case management support. Since its founding in 1991, CHI has been cited by McKinsey and Company as one of the fastest growing housing nonprofits in the nation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to commend CHI on this very viable program. Homelessness is not necessary if we would put more resources and services in place such as what is offered by CHI. We need to invest in our families, children, aged and disabled. Homelessness does not promote healthy communities or families. We should put our money where we profess to serve, our community. Currently CHI is serving one of our residents in this 488 unit complex. I would like to see more families served, however, we all know that more money needs to come to this program. I strongly advocate for CHI services and again commend them on their professionalism and committment.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 4 stars  

It has been a positive experience during the course of my stay at CHI. I now am better able to deal with stressfull situations due to the medication which I am on thanks to the help of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Due to the friendliness and concern of the staff I feel it has helped me during my stay. At this time I am awaitng moving into permanent housing which should help happen in the next few weeks

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had previously lost my employment due to my current heart condition. Since I lost my income and was hospitalized I was left with no means to pay rent. When I released from the hospital my landlord declined to accept the Department of Social Services rental program. This led me to rely on Emergency Services for Temporary Housing. I was placed at CHI approximately 2 months ago. With all the stressors combined it finally took a toll on my mental health. Since placed at CHI I have been provided with case management services. I am currently attending a mental health program; I have reliable housing options I was also provided with various links to the community. All of which have helped me to get my life back on track. CHI is a safe environment where meals are served daily and staff helps support clients as needed. I would recommend this organization to those that are really trying to better themselves.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I have referred many clients to CHI for assistance with housing because they have a good reputation. I have reached out to get information about their programs and they have always been really helpful.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

"I truly appreciated the help. Their answers were so thoughtful and considerate. They were a GODSEND! The information was invaluable and I could not wait to share it. It was truly appreciated.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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