Corporation for Supportive Housing Recognizes Full Circle for Innovative Funding Model
New York, NY | November 3, 2021 – To mark CSH’s 30th Anniversary and the 2021 Supportive Housing Symposium, CSH recognized 60 changemakers, lawmakers, developers, and initiatives that have helped advance supportive housing during the last three decades.
The CSH 30th Anniversary Champion and Innovation Awards celebrate the achievements and innovations that have made supportive housing a force for change in addressing chronic homelessness and racial inequity.
CSH received nearly 130 nominations and our review panels evaluated each nominee for their impact across various categories, including their focus on equity, ingenuity, and scalability. Each nomination attested to the collective efforts across the country to create safe and stable housing for millions of people across the country.
“While we are proud of our work to advance supportive housing over the past three decades, our efforts would not have been achievable without the ingenuity and support of our partners,” Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH, said. “It is our shared commitment to housing individuals and providing them with the support they need to thrive that has brought us where we are today. We congratulate the winners and remain grateful to each nominee for collaborating with CSH to end homelessness, advance racial equity and build thriving communities.”
The winners were first announced at a virtual awards ceremony by three CSH advocates, including women with lived experiences of homelessness. The presenters were Dorothy Edwards, a member of the CSH Board of Directors, LaRae Cantley, and Stephanie Lazarus. The National Equity Fund generously sponsored the CSH Champion and Innovation Awards ceremony.
“Over the past three decades, National Equity Fund and CSH have grown stronger together as pioneers in permanent supportive housing. Since the early 1990s, our collaboration and unwavering commitments to breaking the cycle of homelessness have helped expedite and ensure the sustainability of affordable housing combined with onsite services for the long term. As the need continues to grow, so will our efforts in partnership with CSH to provide more individuals and families both a place to call home and the opportunity to thrive,” said Matt Reilein, President and CEO, National Equity Fund.
Join us in congratulating all our award winners:
INNOVATION – CATALYST
Full Circle Communities
Illinois and Michigan
With projects in Chicago and Detroit, Full Circle Communities focuses on culturally responsive services and partnerships that strengthen the quality of housing and services and promote equitable access to capital and infrastructure.