Community Action
Network, Inc. (CAN)
Rozann Downing
THE VISION
To create and expand affordable, safe,
permanent and quality housing options
for Rural West & Rural Middle
Tenn...
Thank You Partners
• We want to take a minute to Thank all our
Grantors and Funding Partners that have
made the Senior & V...
Exchanging Ideas
• List Top 3 Funding Sources You Used
for Seniors & Veterans Housing
• Successes & Challenges for Your
Pr...
Veteran
Housing
Ideas/ Opportunities
VA’s Homeless Program Alphabet Soup
Outreach (CRRC, HCHV)
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (NCCHV)
Prevention...
What Worked For CAN
Outreach (Partner with CoC)
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (2-1-
1 & West TN Homeless Ho...
Foreclosed VA & OtherForeclosed VA & Other
Federal PropertiesFederal Properties
Non-profit organizations may be eligible ...
HUD Housing Counseling
• Pre/Post Purchase Counseling
• Homebuyer EducationTraining/Certification
• Fair Housing
• Predato...
CAN’s HUD Housing
Counseling
• Community Action Network (CAN) is a
certified HUD Housing Counseling
Agency.
• We apply for...
Senior Housing
Opportunities
1. Home Depot Foundation
2. Rural Development-HPG
3. Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati-
Accessibility Repair
4. Home De...
Section 504 Rural Housing Repair and
Rehabilitation Loans and Grants
• Purpose:
• This Housing Repair program provides
loa...
Homeownership Funding
1. Home Depot “Framing for Hope”
2. HAC-SHOP funds
3. HUD-HOME
4. Housing Trust Fund
5. Rural Develo...
Combining Our Senior &
Veteran Housing Programs
• J.M. was a homeless, disabled Senior
Veteran. He had been living in an o...
J.M.’s Home
• The funding sources used to provide J.M. an affordable
home:
1. HAC-SHOP Funds-$15,000
2. Framing for Hope (...
J.M.’s New Home
Rent To Own Homes
• THDA-Housing Trust Fund
• THDA-NSP
• Community Development Block Grant
• Rental Assistance-HUD-SHP & V...
 
 
 
 
FEDERAL HUD-SHP THDA- VA-SSFV RD-HPG RD-Demo Home
HOME LOAN HTF GRANT Initiative Depot
BANK Foundation
CAN’s Strategies
 Solicit Board Members that are Veterans &
Military Families and/or Seniors
Apply for Grants for Homeow...
Energy Efficiency Ideas
• Install Ductless Mini-Split Heat/Air Units
• Cost per HVAC unit lower than traditional
HVAC unit...
Tankless Water Heaters
For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot
water daily, demand water heaters can be
24%–34% more ...
Our Next Step-Solar Panels!!
• Check Your Local Area to See What Might
Be Available for Grants to Install Solar
Panels
• C...
Have You Received Any $$$$
From the IRS lately for Your
Organization??
Community Action Network
Did!!
Through the WOTC Program
Work Opportunities Tax Credit
• The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a
Federal tax credit available to employers who ...
Helping Homeless Seniors &
Veterans
• Homeownership- J.M. & E.R.
• Rent To Own- L.D. & E.C.
Home Depot Foundation &
Framing for Hope
Homeless Outreach-
Partnering With Our
Homeless Coalition
Motorcycle Run
We can change the current housing
situation for Veterans and Seniors-
through
intention, strategy, collaboration
and commu...
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Community Action Network's senior and veteran housing

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Rozann Downing describes the work Community Action Network, Inc. is doing in rural Tennessee to create affordable housing for seniors and veterans.

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  1. 1. Community Action Network, Inc. (CAN) Rozann Downing
  2. 2. THE VISION To create and expand affordable, safe, permanent and quality housing options for Rural West & Rural Middle Tennessee. • Specifically meeting the needs of Veterans, Military Families, & Seniors THE MISSION To promote rural development by producing affordable housing and increasing the skill and employability of participants through hands on training.
  3. 3. Thank You Partners • We want to take a minute to Thank all our Grantors and Funding Partners that have made the Senior & Veteran Initiatives possible without you helping our Seniors & Veterans & Military Families Programs would not have been possible.
  4. 4. Exchanging Ideas • List Top 3 Funding Sources You Used for Seniors & Veterans Housing • Successes & Challenges for Your Program • Things You Would Like To Learn
  5. 5. Veteran Housing Ideas/ Opportunities
  6. 6. VA’s Homeless Program Alphabet Soup Outreach (CRRC, HCHV) National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (NCCHV) Prevention (HCRV, VJO, SSVF, VHPD) Transitional Housing (GPD, CWT/TR, HCHV Contract Housing) Residential Rehab (RRTP) Voc Rehab (CWT, DVRE) Permanent Housing (HUD-VASH) Services must address needs identified by those we serve. Program info: www.va.gov/homeless
  7. 7. What Worked For CAN Outreach (Partner with CoC) National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (2-1- 1 & West TN Homeless Hotline) Prevention (SSVF & ESG) Transitional Housing () Residential Rehab (Home Depot Foundation, HPG, FHLB) Voc Rehab (Center for Independent Living) Permanent Housing (HUD-SHP, SSFV)
  8. 8. Foreclosed VA & OtherForeclosed VA & Other Federal PropertiesFederal Properties Non-profit organizations may be eligible to purchase VA acquired properties at a discount. VA markets these properties at fair market. Non-profits may purchase these properties at discounts after the properties have been listed for sale. Percentage of discount vary based on length of property listing. Listings – http://listings.vrmco.com/ Other Federal Properties- http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD? src=/topics/homes_for_sale
  9. 9. HUD Housing Counseling • Pre/Post Purchase Counseling • Homebuyer EducationTraining/Certification • Fair Housing • Predatory Lending • Foreclosure Intervention Counseling- • Financial Literacy Training, budgeting, and debt management • Credit Counseling • Mortgage Default/Loss Mitigation-HHF • Rental Counseling • Services for the Homeless
  10. 10. CAN’s HUD Housing Counseling • Community Action Network (CAN) is a certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency. • We apply for HUD Housing Counseling Grant Funding • This Grant Funding enables CAN to hire a Housing Counselor • We hired an unemployed Veteran
  11. 11. Senior Housing Opportunities
  12. 12. 1. Home Depot Foundation 2. Rural Development-HPG 3. Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati- Accessibility Repair 4. Home Depot Donations-Framing For Hope 5. Rural Development-504 Loan Program 6. Part B Funds from Center for Ind. Living Homeowner Repair Funding
  13. 13. Section 504 Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans and Grants • Purpose: • This Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards. • Ideas-Become a Rural Development Loan Packager for 504 Loans
  14. 14. Homeownership Funding 1. Home Depot “Framing for Hope” 2. HAC-SHOP funds 3. HUD-HOME 4. Housing Trust Fund 5. Rural Development-502 Loan Program 6. Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
  15. 15. Combining Our Senior & Veteran Housing Programs • J.M. was a homeless, disabled Senior Veteran. He had been living in an old shed for a number of years. He was referred to CAN from our Independent Living Center. They helped him get his VA Benefits started, and we helped him get into a new home.
  16. 16. J.M.’s Home • The funding sources used to provide J.M. an affordable home: 1. HAC-SHOP Funds-$15,000 2. Framing for Hope (Home Depot Donations)-$10,000 3. HUD-HOME-$15,000 4. FHLB-AHP-$10,000 Total Mortgage Reduction & Cost Savings $ 50,000 His First Mortgage is $40,000-House Payment $ 315.00 for 15 years
  17. 17. J.M.’s New Home
  18. 18. Rent To Own Homes • THDA-Housing Trust Fund • THDA-NSP • Community Development Block Grant • Rental Assistance-HUD-SHP & VA-SSFV The CDBG & Housing Trust Fund Grants have a 5 year Retention-The Tenant is allowed to purchase Home after 5 years. A percentage of their rent can applied toward Down Payment
  19. 19.         FEDERAL HUD-SHP THDA- VA-SSFV RD-HPG RD-Demo Home HOME LOAN HTF GRANT Initiative Depot BANK Foundation
  20. 20. CAN’s Strategies  Solicit Board Members that are Veterans & Military Families and/or Seniors Apply for Grants for Homeownership, Homeowner Repair targeting Veterans & Seniors, and Rent To Own Homes Apply for WOTC and Hire Unemployed Veterans HUD Housing Counseling Implementing Energy Saving Ideas
  21. 21. Energy Efficiency Ideas • Install Ductless Mini-Split Heat/Air Units • Cost per HVAC unit lower than traditional HVAC unit • ENERGY STAR systems rated systems with dramatic increases all the way up to 26 SEER. .which means low utility bills!
  22. 22. Tankless Water Heaters For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.
  23. 23. Our Next Step-Solar Panels!! • Check Your Local Area to See What Might Be Available for Grants to Install Solar Panels • CAN is sending one of our Employees to get Certified to Install Solar Panels • We are going to check with TVA
  24. 24. Have You Received Any $$$$ From the IRS lately for Your Organization??
  25. 25. Community Action Network Did!! Through the WOTC Program
  26. 26. Work Opportunities Tax Credit • The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment. • Tax-exempt organizations can take advantage of WOTC by hiring eligible veterans and receiving a credit against the employer’s share of Social Security taxes.
  27. 27. Helping Homeless Seniors & Veterans • Homeownership- J.M. & E.R. • Rent To Own- L.D. & E.C.
  28. 28. Home Depot Foundation & Framing for Hope
  29. 29. Homeless Outreach- Partnering With Our Homeless Coalition Motorcycle Run
  30. 30. We can change the current housing situation for Veterans and Seniors- through intention, strategy, collaboration and community!
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