CHN believes that, to reach solutions of scale, it is necessary to work through collaborations where partners are able to leverage their respective capacity and expertise. CHN’s current community collaborations and major partnerships include:
  • Opportunity Homes
    A partnership to address the affects of the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland’s Strategic Investment Initiative areas. Partners include the Cuyahoga Land Bank, Neighborhood Progress Inc., CHN, the City of Cleveland, local CDCs and others. The project will result in 300 homes being renovated into affordable eco-friendly homes, 300 abandoned, blighted properties being demolished, and 300 foreclosures avoided.

  • Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Coalition
    A partnership with Cuyahoga County and other housing counseling agencies to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. CHN works with 500-1,000 at-risk homeowners each year through this effort and maintains an 80% success rate in helping families to avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes.

  • Cuyahoga County Housing First Coalition
    A partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, EDEN Inc. and Mental Health Services to establish permanent supportive housing as the model to end chronic homelessness in our region. As lead developer, CHN is working with the partners to build 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing.

  • Cuyahoga County EITC Coalition
    A partnership with Enterprise Community Partners and others to provide and promote free and fair tax preparation services for low- and moderate-income filers, focusing on the Earned Income Tax Credit. Through this collaboration, CHN provides free tax preparation for 600-1,000 residents each year.

  • Connect Your Community
    A digital literacy and broadband access project to train, equip and connect 25,000 underserved individuals nationwide. The 2 ½ year effort, which was completed in early 2013, was led by OneCommunity with CHN as lead agency for Cleveland. Through our partners, CHN served 9,839 underserved individuals and connected more than 8,102 to high-speed Broadband. Partners included Cuyahoga Community College, Esperanza Inc., Famicos Foundation, the Ashbury Computer Center and Fairfax Renaissance Development and Lorain County Community College.