what does supportive housing look like?
HSI's most recent projects in partnership highlight the power of design, inside and out
Over nine million dollars in financing closed in April 2004 and construction was completed in 2006 on this 40-unit permanent, supportive housing residence for homeless families. Conde Nast and Domino Magazine, with eight top interior designers, donated their creative talents by designing beautiful and comfortable apartments for the families – utilizing $625,000 in donated furniture, artwork, appliances, and other goods/services that made this living designer showcase a very special home to low-income, medically fragile households.
Edwin Gould Residence
The Edwin Gould Residence is a ten million dollar, permanent, supportive residence for 52 post-foster care youths completed in 2005. It is one of the City's first permanent supportive housing project solely for the "aging out of foster care" population.
The project was designed by TEK Architects lead by Principal Charles Thanhauser. TEK's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Harvard University and Columbia University. TEK is interested in "architecture that goes beyond a personal nature and engages the public as well as personal users, that redefines and enhances the activities it encloses and reshapes the environment in which it exists."
Onsite services include: case management, individual and family counseling, peer support groups, educational tutoring and mentoring, career services and job/internship placement. Post construction, Charles Thanhauser became a Trustee of HSI, bringing his talent and expertise to the work we do ongoing.