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Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing

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Stability starts with support.

At CHN, we provide more than just a place to live. We accept residents as they are, wherever they are in the current moment. To reinforce their self-determination, we offer voluntary supports so they can make their own choices for their own health. 

For people who want specialized help, we create individualized housing support plans designed for flexibility and responsiveness. We collaborate with our network of partners, which includes human services, healthcare, counseling, and other experts throughout Franklin County to offer residents every service they may need to achieve stability. And at every stage, we work with residents to establish their goals, respect their choices, offer support, and celebrate success.

As a PSH provider, our housing is not temporary or transitional. Some CHN residents just need help getting back on their feet before moving up and out of our housing, while others need life-long support to maintain stability. 

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With access to supportive services, many residents succeed at recovering from mental health crises and addiction, learning job skills, raising their income level, and attending school. They sustain their physical and emotional health, maintain healthy relationships with their families and others, secure and maintain income and employment, and enjoy productive, purposeful lives.

Among the services residents can access through CHN housing:

  • Service coordination with links to case management
  • Crisis prevention
  • Healthcare
  • Drug and alcohol addiction counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Mobile food pantry
  • Transportation assistance
  • Employment training
  • Parenting education
  • Assistance with benefits
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Financial counseling
  • Life skills workshops
  • Social activities

Our housing types.

CHN offers housing for individuals and families.

Our continuum of housing offers varying levels of supports—with 24/7 on-site supports in some properties to as-needed supports in others. This system allows us to provide a range of options for our residents—all designed to answer their needs while enhancing their self-sufficiency and respecting their dignity.

Building brighter futures.

Community Housing Network has developed and manages more than 1,500 apartments throughout Franklin County, and currently serves more than 2,100 people in independent housing across Columbus and the surrounding communities.

All of our developments are designed to provide comfort, consistency, and community to those who live there. To ensure residents feel truly at home, units include kitchens with appliances, full bathrooms, and bedrooms. Many buildings offer computer centers, exercise equipment, meeting spaces, TV rooms, patios with grills, walking trails, and other spaces to encourage connections.

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Equal Housing Opportunity Statement

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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