Supportive Housing Innovation & Leadership Award Winners Announced

Recognizing Supportive Housing Leadership and Development in Los Angeles County
Reception to Honor Six Recipients

Online PR News – 18-June-2010 – – LOS ANGELES - 1000 Homes, an Urban Land Institute community initiative focused on ending chronic homelessness in LA County, will host the Supportive Housing Innovation awards event honoring housing developers, individuals and organizations who have contributed to the growth and vitality of the supportive housing sector. The awards will be presented at a dinner reception held at Los Angeles City Hall.

When: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 5:30pm Cocktails/6:30pm Dinner
Where: Los Angeles City Hall, Tom Bradley Tower Room
200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

1000 Homes 2010 Award Categories and Winners

Innovation in Design
New Carver Apartments, Skid Row Housing Trust

Innovation in Housing and Services Model
Rayen Apartments, A Community of Friends

Innovation in Community Improvement
Long Beach Village Housing, Clifford Beers Housing

“We are pleased to recognize innovative housing projects that are opening doors for the chronically homeless in our community,” said Shahrouz Golshani, Chair of the ULI Los Angeles 1000 Homes Committee. “Our Awards Committee has selected an impressive and inspiring group of projects for 2010. It is our hope that by showcasing projects that offer cutting-edge design, and that offer innovative approaches in terms of housing and services model and community improvement, we can help play a role in ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles.”

Also during the event, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) will launch its first annual Supportive Housing Champion awards which will honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing supportive housing creation in Los Angeles County. CSH is a national nonprofit community development financial institution which provides the advocacy, expertise, leadership, and financial resources to make it easier for local communities to create and operate supportive housing. The Supportive Housing Champion awards are sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

CSH 2010 Supportive Housing Champions

Individual Leadership
Jan Perry, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council, Ninth District

Organizational Leadership
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Leadership in Systems Change
San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

“These Supportive Housing Champions exemplify boundary-crossing leadership which consistently works to deploy systems and resources to move the needle on supportive housing production,” noted Jonathan Hunter, CSH Managing Director. “They serve as role models and ambassadors of the supportive housing movement. We are proud of the positive impact they have made in our communities.”

1000 Homes is an initiative focused on helping to end chronic homelessness in LA County. Spearheaded by ULI Los Angeles, 1000 Homes includes partnerships with several prominent organizations working jointly with ULI LA to achieve this important goal. Supported by a Community Action Grant from the ULI Foundation, 1000 Homes represents a long-term commitment by the ULI Los Angeles District Council to remain engaged in this complex and multi-faceted issue and provide leadership in a form that is contributive to the cause of ending homelessness. For more information about 1000 Homes and the Urban Land Institute, visit

Los Angeles Program
CSH is a national nonprofit community development financial institution with offices located throughout the United States. Building on a commitment to invest in the communities it serves, CSH provides the advocacy, expertise, leadership, and financial resources to make it easier for local communities to create and operate supportive housing, which is permanent housing linked to services that prevent and end the cycle of chronic homelessness. In 2003, CSH opened its offices in Los Angeles. Since then, CSH has distributed over $22 million in funding to stimulate the development of over 2,000 units of housing throughout Los Angeles County. Learn more about how we fight homelessness at