July 7, 2015 – TROY, MI – Community
Housing Network (CHN) will be constructing 12 new homes in the Unity Park Rentals
development after securing a $3.2 million tax credit reservation.
the new construction, we will have built 44 long-term, lease-to-purchase homes in
the Unity Park neighborhood in the past three years,” says Kirsten Elliott,
CHN’s vice president of
Development. A total of 32 homes were built in 2013 and 2014, and all were
leased upon completion with an ongoing waitlist. more
Kirsten Elliott, VP of Development, named a Leader of Leaders
March 23, 2015 – TROY,
MI – Kirsten Elliott, Community Housing Network’s (CHN) vice president of
Development, has been named a Leader of Leaders by Leadership Oakland. She
received the honor of Leader of Leaders for Public Leadership. more
January 6, 2015 – TROY,
MI – Community Housing Network’s (CHN) Adopt A Family program provided more
than 760 individuals engaged in our housing programs with basic necessities – and
a special wish or two – this holiday season. Through our offices in Troy and
Wayne, we received the help of individuals, families, organizations, schools,
and other groups in this annual effort. more
CHN's Adopt A Family hopes to provide basic necessities for 700+
November 24, 2014 – TROY, MI – Community Housing Network (CHN) has launched our 11th annual
Adopt A Family program to provide more than 700 families and
individuals engaged in our housing programs with basic necessities – and
wish or two – this holiday season. Through our offices in Troy and
welcome the help of individuals, families, organizations, schools, and
groups in this effort. more
CHN to invest $11 million in Grafton Townhomes, Eastpointe
November 18, 2014 – TROY,
MI – Community Housing
Network will invest $11 million, its largest development to date, and break
ground in April 2015 on the 48-unit Grafton Townhomes in Eastpointe. Occupancy
is expected to begin in 2016. Grafton Townhomes will provide quality
affordable housing for 48 low- and moderate-income households, including 12
with special needs. more
Bring it Home raises $100,000+ for housing, resources for those in need
Troy, MI – Metro Detroit nonprofit Community Housing Network (CHN)
held its 14 annual Bring it Home event October 17 and raised more
than $100,000 for providing services and housing for people who are homeless or
at risk of homelessness, and people with disabilities. The theme of the evening
was "Welcome to my home” and highlighted some of the individuals who have found
housing through CHN. The evening’s Adopt
A Family auction raised more than $20,000 to provide families with basic
necessities – and a special wish or two – this holiday season. more
Community Housing Network to host Bring it Home 2014: 'Welcome to my home'
September 17, 2014 -Troy, MI – Metro Detroit nonprofit Community Housing Network (CHN)
will hold its 14th annual fundraiser, Bring it Home, 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday,
October 16, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Evening festivities will
include: networking, an open bar, a sit-down
dinner, the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items, and more. This
year’s theme is "Welcome to my Home”.
"Bring it Home is an incredibly heartwarming event,”
said Hailey Noonan, CHN Resource Development coordinator. "It helps make it
possible for Community Housing Network to provide vital housing resources for
people with disabilities, those who are homeless, and other vulnerable citizens
of Southeastern Michigan.” more
CHN receives Community Foundation grant to address needs of Oakland families facing eviction
July 7, 2014 – Troy, MI – Community Housing Network, Inc. (CHN) has been
awarded a two-year $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast
Michigan to address the needs of Oakland County families who are facing
eviction. This demonstration program will focus on families between 30 and 50%
of the Area Median Income (AMI), a population that is currently not able to
access rental assistance. more
CHN to host Connecting for a Cause networking event for young professionals
April 30, 2014 –Troy, MI – Connecting for a
Cause is an exciting new event for young professionals presented by Community
Housing Network. The event will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5-7:30 p.m., at the
Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy. more
CHN invites people to help with annual Adopt A Family program
PDF version November 22, 2013 -- TROY, MI -- Community Housing Network (CHN) recently launched its annual Adopt A Family program through our offices in Troy and Wayne and is seeking individuals, organizations, schools and other groups to help with its efforts. With support from the community, Adopt A Family hopes to provide more than 600 families and individuals who are engaged in CHN's supportive services with basic necessities -- and a wish or two -- this holiday season.
Volunteers and donors are crucial to making the 10th year of Adopt A Family a success. Wish lists will be provided for families or individuals, many of whom are formerly homeless, and/or have a disability. Many gift recipient wish lists include basic items such as warm coats, boots, hats and gloves. Donors are asked to shop for items from the list, spending no more than $100 per recipient, and return the new and unused gifts wrapped and labeled by December 9. more
Community Housing Network honored as a Detroit Free Press Top 100 Workplace
November 18, 2013 – Troy, MI – For the second year in a row, Community Housing Network (CHN) has been honored as one of the Detroit Free Press Top 100 Workplaces. In the 2013 competition, CHN ranked No. 17 in the Small Top Workplace category, eight points above their 2012 placement as No. 25.
Marc Craig, president of Community Housing Network, said, "It speaks to the culture that we have worked to create, and moreover, to the dedication and commitment of our staff at all levels to our mission.” more
Community Housing Network raises $100,000 at 2013 Bring it Home event
October 28, 2013 -- Troy, MI – Metro Detroit nonprofit CommunityHousing Network (CHN) raised more than $100,000 at its 13 annual fundraiser, now named Bring it Home, held October 10 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Money raised from the event will boost funding for the Housing Resource Center, (HRC) our one-stop shop connecting members of the community with information, referral and resources to all applicable programs and services that may benefit them, even beyond housing. more
Community Housing Network to host Bring it Home to benefit the Housing Resource Center
September 10, 2013 – Troy, MI – Metro Detroit nonprofit Community Housing Network (CHN) will hold its 13 annual fundraiser, Bring it Home, 6:9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Evening festivities will include a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, networking, an open bar and more. This year's event focuses on Community Housing Network's Housing Resource Center (HRC). more
Community Housing Network to invest $9 million in 32-home Unity Park Rental development
July 22, 2013 – Troy, MI – Community Housing Network has announced the construction of 32 scattered-site, single family, lease-to-purchase homes in the eastern half of Unity Park, Pontiac. The targeted construction start is October 2013 with completion of all 32 homes, which will be available for residents of mixed income levels, slated for the fall of 2014. Two-, three- and four-bedroom homes will be available. more
CHN celebrates completion of four-home Liberty Hill III development
May 15, 2013 – Troy, MI – Community Housing Network celebrated the completion of Liberty Hill III, a group of four scattered-site, barrier-free rental homes for people with disabilities in Wayne County, with a May 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Van Buren Township home. more
CHN receives two state-wide honors for its housing counseling resources success
May 1, 2013 – Troy, MI – Community Housing Network received two state awards recognizing the nonprofit's work in housing counseling resources at the Building Michigan Communities conference in Lansing, April 29-May 1. more
Leadership Oakland honors Marc Craig, CHN president, as a Leader of Leaders
PDF version March 22, 2013 -- TROY,
MI – Marc Craig, president of Community Housing Network was honored as a Leader
of Leaders by Leadership Oakland during an event at the Townsend Hotel,
Birmingham, March 21. He was a member of LOXV, Leadership Oakland Class No. 15.
Leadership Oakland stated: "Marc Craig, LOXV, has long held a vision of helping disenfranchised members of
society live in their own homes. Since 2001, he has led the Community Housing
Network from a staff of three with limited budget and services, to a team of
more than 85 and a budget of $12.7 million. The collective impact is that
thousands of people in need now have a safe, decent and affordable place to
CHN president elected chair of FHLBI Affordable Housing Advisory Council
December 5, 2012 – Troy, MI – Marc Craig, president of Community Housing Network, has been elected chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis' Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC). more
CHN honored as a Detroit Free Press Top 100 Workplace, and named a Crain's Cool Place to Work
November 20, 2012 – Troy, MI – Community Housing Network (CHN) has recently been honored with two notable workplace honors. CHN was named by Crain's Detroit Business as one of the Cool Places to Work in Michigan and by the Detroit Free Press as one of the Top 100 Workplaces.
"We appreciate the commitment of the entire team, the exceptional leadership and our volunteer board of directors that all helped make both of these awards possible for the first time in our 12 years of existence," said Marc Craig, CHN's president. "We have a great culture here that allows folks to be as great as they really are." more
Jim Clary, marine artist, offers a way to help fellow veterans through CHN
November 19, 2012 –Troy, MI – Jim Clary, marine artist and veteran, is combining his passion for maritime art and his dedication to helping fellow veterans in his community beginning in this season of Thanksgiving and Veterans Day. Clary is donating a limited number of signed collector prints on a first-come basis to people making a contribution to Community Housing Network's veteran housing services. CHN's veteran housing services help veterans who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, by removing barriers to housing with the assistance of security deposits and utility deposits. more
CHN offices reopened following closure due to widespread power outage
All CHN offices opened Monday, July 27, and are fully operational following the widespread power outage in Troy July 23 and 24. Thank you.
Video: Opening Doors, Transforming Lives
We provide housing to meet a variety needs in the SE
Michigan community. This video offers tours of some of our housing
options, explains how these options meet residents’ needs, and highlights how we
have creatively utilized multiple funding streams to develop safe, decent, and
affordable housing. It is available full screen on our Video Page.
CHN is again one of Crain's Cool Places to Work!
Community Housing Network is excited to once again be one of Crain's Cool Places to Work! Check out Crain's list here, and check out our video for just some of the reasons why CHN is a great Cool Place to Work.
For a third year in a row, CHN a Top 100 Workplace!
For the third year in a row, Community Housing Network has been chosen as a Top 100 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press in the small company category!
New design for our CHN Housing Hub blog!
We are excited to announce a
brand new look for our CHN Housing Hub blog, launched at the beginning of the year!
Our staff experts in multiple areas of housing share useful and valuable
information in each post in six categories: Inclusive Communities; Housing
Crisis; Fair Housing; Housing Stability; Long-term Housing Solutions; and
Housing Policy. Your comments are also welcome for each post!
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