Presentation on theme: "The Transition House, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Transition House, Inc. Thomas J. Griffin, CEOFounder
2 HistoryTTHI began as a small, 12 bed halfway house for males recovering from the disease of chemical dependency. Since that date we have gradually grown into the complete social service agency that we are today. Currently we have the capacity to house 243 clients in our long term residential treatment programs and also in our affordable permanent supportive housing program. The majority of our clients come from the Central Florida area, but we receive referrals and individuals from all over the country.
3 Location: 4596 W Irlo Bronson Highway Kissimmee (Victory Village)
4 Location: 4596 W Irlo Bronson Highway Kissimmee (Victory Village) Victory Village is a multi unit, long term affordable housing project that TTHI spearheaded in conjunction with Osceola County.The project started as a run down 1970’s era hotel located along the west 192 corridor.The existing facility was renovated into 20 apartments with a mix of 1,2, and 3 bedroom units.
7 In 2012, Osceola County contracted with Transition House as part of NSP to provide twenty affordable multifamilyrental units. Victory Village, a former 54 room motel, has been converted into one to three bedroom apartments; two units are fully handicap assessable. The rental rates offered at Victory Village, a Transition House development, are below the fair market rental rate for Osceola County. These units are available to eligible households with in- comes of 80% or below the area median income.Nineteen of the twenty families currently living at Victory Village have received rental deposit assistance through SHIP with twenty percent of the units at Victory Village occupied by families that have members with a disa- bility status. In addition, some of the rental clients received first month’s rent through the county administered Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and/or the Emergency Solutions Grant. Another partner, Habitat for Humanity for Osceola County has donated furniture to the assisted rental residents since many of them came from the motels and did not have furnishings of their own.Up to $1,500 of SHIP funding can be provided in rental deposit assistance to qualified families in the form of a grant. If a client assisted through SHIP decides to move out of the unit, Osceola County has an agreement with the developer and manager of the property, Transition House to have the unused portion of the rental deposit returned to the program. This will recycle SHIP funds and create a source of future funding to help future rental clients.The combination of services funded through several different grant programs along with the assistance of- fered through area partners like Habitat for Humanity for Osceola County has helped many at-risk families find af- fordable housing in Osceola County
11 107 Booth LaneThis property is a six unit Apartment Building in located in Osceola Counties area of needFirst ever in State of Florida HOPWA Bricks and Mortar GrantDeveloped in 2006 and has been continuously occupied since openingMixture of two and three bedroom apartmentsDesigned and managed as Permanent Supportive HousingHoused only by VLI/LMI occupants onlyFunded through HUD Grants for purchase and RehabilitationFunded through Florida Community Loan FundEnergy Star and Green CertifiedThis property was in danger of foreclosure
13 204 Majors Lane Property was developed in 2010 Three two bedroom and one three bedroom Townhomes For female Veterans and their dependants who are VLI/LMI eligibleUtilized funds received in Capital Grant from The Veterans Administration for purchase and rehabilitationFunded through Florida Community Loan FundEnergy Star and Green CertifiedHandicap AccessibleBank foreclosed property
15 820 Indiana Ave, 821 Ohio Ave, 815 Florida Ave St Cloud All three of these locations are four one bedroom apartment units for a total of 12 unitsFlorida Ave is in the permitting stage with renovations to begin shortlyHUD grants obtained on all three properties for acquisition and rehabilitationAll three buildings were bank foreclosed propertiesAll three buildings are funded through Florida Community Loan FundEnergy Star and Green CertifiedMany Occupants have HUD VASH VouchersLong Term tenants in completed facilitiesAll clients are part of our agencies permanent supportive housing and case managed by our in house HUD case managers
17 History of propertiesAll our permanent supportive housing was acquired in Osceola Counties designated areas of greatest needAll our properties are set Aside for VLI/LMI occupantsResidents in our properties are all case managedMost properties were in bank foreclosure at purchase timeAll properties needed major renovations done prior to occupancy and these renovations were completed within the guidelines and deadlines of the fundersTeam consists of players who are all community involved citizensAgency is well versed in HUD and Federal Housing Standards as well as State and Local requirements
18 Upcoming Projects 12th Street Will be furnished into 4-1 bedroom apartmentsHickory Tree RdZoned for 16 units of condo spaceWill be developed into 1 and 2 bedroom condos