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...
•Promoting Affordable Housing
for 8 years
•Providing a full array Housing
Services
CAN’s
Service Area
CAN’s Housing Services
(2009):
• Homeownership (80%)
• Homeowner Repair (10%)
• Housing Counseling (5%)
• Rental Homes (5%)
Meeting our Community Needs
• Assess the Needs in our Community for
Veterans & Seniors
• Attend & Set-up at all Community ...
CAN’s Housing Services
(2013):
• Homeownership (30%)
• Homeowner Repair (40%)
• Housing Counseling (10%)
• Rental Homes (2...
1. Home Depot Foundation
2. Rural Development-HPG
3. Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati-
Accessibility Repair
4. Home De...
Rental Homes
• THDA-HOME
• THDA-Housing Trust Fund
• THDA-NSP
• Community Development Block Grant
• Rental Assistance-HUD-...
CAN’s Strategies
 Solicit Board Members that are Veterans &
Military Families and/or Seniors
Apply for Grants for Homeow...
CAN’s Employees
• CAN, Inc. has 6 Employees, 4 of the
Employees are on the Construction Crew
• 2 CAN Employees are veteran...
Partnering with Other
Agencies:
• Office on Aging and Disability
• Damascus Road Homeless Shelter
• USDA Rural Development...
Home Depot Foundation &
Framing for Hope
We can change the current housing
situation for Veterans and Seniors-
through
intention, strategy, collaboration
and commu...
Home Repair Programs for Seniors and Veterans in Rural TN - Rozann Downing
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Community Action Network's Rozann Downing details their home repair program for seniors and veterans. Presentation from the Housing Assistance Councils symposium "Housing Seniors & Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services" in Council Bluffs, IA on August 28-29, 2013

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Home Repair Programs for Seniors and Veterans in Rural TN - Rozann Downing

  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. •Promoting Affordable Housing for 8 years •Providing a full array Housing Services
  4. 4. CAN’s Service Area
  5. 5. CAN’s Housing Services (2009): • Homeownership (80%) • Homeowner Repair (10%) • Housing Counseling (5%) • Rental Homes (5%)
  6. 6. Meeting our Community Needs • Assess the Needs in our Community for Veterans & Seniors • Attend & Set-up at all Community Outreach Programs • Collaborate with Service Providers in our Community
  7. 7. CAN’s Housing Services (2013): • Homeownership (30%) • Homeowner Repair (40%) • Housing Counseling (10%) • Rental Homes (20%)
  8. 8. 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. HAC-Senior Housing & Veteran Housing Initiative 7. Center for Independent Living Part B Funding 8. Veteran Administration Homeowner Repair Funding
  9. 9. Rental Homes • THDA-HOME • THDA-Housing Trust Fund • THDA-NSP • Community Development Block Grant • Rental Assistance-HUD-SHP & VA-SSFV
  10. 10. CAN’s Strategies  Solicit Board Members that are Veterans & Military Families and/or Seniors Apply for Grants for Homeowner Repair targeting veterans & Seniors and Rental Homes Hire Unemployed Veterans Collaborate with Other Service Providers
  11. 11. CAN’s Employees • CAN, Inc. has 6 Employees, 4 of the Employees are on the Construction Crew • 2 CAN Employees are veterans that had been unemployed • CAN is a Licensed Contractor • Evaluation and Cost Effectiveness of Employees versus Subcontracting Home Repair and Home Modification
  12. 12. Partnering with Other Agencies: • Office on Aging and Disability • Damascus Road Homeless Shelter • USDA Rural Development • TARP Center for Independent Living • American Legion/VFW • West TN Continuum of Care TN Homeless Solutions
  13. 13. Home Depot Foundation & Framing for Hope
  14. 14. We can change the current housing situation for Veterans and Seniors- through intention, strategy, collaboration and community!

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