Mission and History
Community Housing Network (CHN) develops, owns, and manages housing across Franklin County, Ohio. We rent affordable apartments to people disabled by mental illness, substance abuse and who have histories of homelessness. CHN strategically engages with service agencies that connect residents to the services they need. Our goal is to help people with special needs keep their housing and have access to employment programs.
Since it was founded in 1987, Community Housing Network has helped thousands of people challenged with mental illness, addiction disorders and histories of homelessness find a permanent place to live.
The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) formed CHN to be its housing agency for people with long-term mental illness who are able to live independently in the community. In 1998, CHN expanded its mission to provide affordable housing for people with disabilities related to addiction, including people who are chronically homeless.
Success in housing homeless individuals resulted in CHN becoming a contract agency to the Community Shelter Board, which coordinates local agencies' efforts to address the needs of homeless people in Franklin County.