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HousingIowa Awards Recognize Outstanding Housing Projects and Leaders

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY | VIDEO | The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized outstanding affordable housing initiatives and leaders with HousingIowa Awards at the 2019 HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids. The HousingIowa Awards recognize outstanding programs, projects and professionals for leadership and innovation in advancing affordable housing development in Iowa. The award categories ...
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Shelter House opens ‘housing first’ project to combat chronic homelessness in Iowa City

THE GAZETTE | The new facility is a “housing first” model, operated with the mentality that stable housing should come before prerequisites such as addressing behavioral health issues or completing programs. Cross Park Place, which was debuted during an open house Wednesday, will begin filling its 24 single-occupancy apartments this month with residents who fall under the FUSE category. FUSE st...
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Shelter House opens Cross Park Place

KWWL | VIDEO | The first-of-its-kind apartment building in Iowa is ready. It’s an apartment building where all of the tenants will have been homeless. Years worth of work by the Iowa City Shelter House built up to Wednesday afternoon with the grand opening of Cross Park Place. The apartment complex is a demonstrative project for the state to get people off the streets and hopefully save the ...
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Cross Park Place to Celebrate Open House January 16

PRESS-CITIZEN | The completion of Iowa's first barrier-free, permanent housing complex for the chronically homeless will be celebrated January 16 at an open house hosted by the Shelter House, according to a release. Construction for Cross Park Place, located at 820 Cross Park Ave., began in spring 2018. It will offer up to 24 single-occupancy units to people who've been referred to the program a...
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Shelter House celebrates 35th anniversary, hosts homelessness awareness week

PRESS-CITIZEN | More than $5,000 was raised and 2,470 pairs of socks collected during this year's Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week hosted Iowa City's Shelter House. The awareness campaign started Sunday, Nov. 11 with a pop-up shop at RayGun for a weeks-long fundraising event, and ended Friday, Nov. 18 with volunteers cooking meals at the Shelter House. "The week is both a focus on fund...
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Apartments for chronic homeless nears completion

KWWL | VIDEO | The state’s first apartment complex for the chronically homeless is nearing the finishing line in its construction. The Cross Park Place in Iowa City is being built by the Shelter House. Soon, it will be the home for 24 of the chronically homeless. Inside, there are 24 modestly sized apartments at just over 300 square feet. The individual bathrooms jet out in the middle of...
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Iowa City Shelter House to increase capacity in extreme, cold weather

PRESS-CITIZEN | The Shelter House — currently Johnson County's only homeless shelter — received a permit from the City of Iowa City Wednesday to allow people to stay in its lobby overnight in the case of extremely cold weather, according to Mark Sertterh, Shelter House associate executive director. The permit allows the facility to increase its capacity from 70 to 100, and will stretch its fina...
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Shelter House’s new permanent housing to help lessen Iowa City’s financial burden

KGAN | VIDEO | With efforts four years in the making, Iowa City will be the home of a new kind of housing model aimed at ending homelessness. It's called “Housing First” and it's a project Iowa City leaders, health professionals, and shelter directors have been working together to bring to the community for years. What makes this project so different from many others in Iowa City: it's a soluti...
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Emergency winter shelter rushes to reopen ahead of winter storm

KWWL | VIDEO | After closing for the season, area shelters are rushing to reopen overnight winter shelters ahead of the snow storm. At 821 S. Clinton St. in Iowa City, the old white brick and battered building may not look like much from the outside but on the inside it was the difference between sleeping somewhere warm versus outside on a cold winter's night. Over the winter, over 140 differen...
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Affordable housing, rental regulations and alleviating homelessness

LITTLE VILLAGE | Housing issues in Johnson County will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Iowa City Library on Sunday afternoon. The discussion will feature Crissy Canganelli, executive director of Shelter House, realtor and commercial real estate appraiser Casey Cook and Tracy Hightshoe, director of Neighborhood and Development Services for Iowa City. Topics will include efforts to ad...
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