Planting Seeds for Transformation Overview


Exciting opportunity to expand housing opportunities in the 
South Los Angeles region for Transition Age Youth (TAY)!

Deliv­ered in part­ner­ship by Cor­po­ra­tion of Sup­port­ive Hous­ing (CSH) and Com­mu­ni­ties in Motion, Plant­i­ng Seeds for Trans­for­ma­tion is a spe­cial­ized hous­ing insti­tute focused on expand­ing the array of hous­ing solu­tions in South Los Ange­les.  The goal is to increase the capac­i­ty of South Los Ange­les Tran­si­tion Age Youth (TAY) hous­ing providers to cul­ti­vate sus­tain­able hous­ing solu­tions that are tai­lored to meet the diverse needs of youth and young adults in South Los Ange­les.   Plant­i­ng Seeds for Trans­for­ma­tion will involve a selec­tion of providers who oper­ate Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing pro­grams and/or Tran­si­tion­al Housing/Living pro­grams that cur­rent­ly serve TAY, ages 18–25.  Once select­ed, providers will be assist­ed in iden­ti­fy­ing and devel­op­ing a hous­ing plan through a tai­lored insti­tute that will increase their lead­er­ship and tech­ni­cal capac­i­ty to devel­op and oper­ate an array of high-qual­i­ty hous­ing solu­tions for TAY in South LA.

 Plant­i­ng Seeds for Trans­for­ma­tion will select 4–8 agen­cies in South Los Ange­les that cur­rent­ly pro­vide inde­pen­dent liv­ing and/or tran­si­tion­al hous­ing pro­grams.  The hous­ing insti­tute will take place from August 25, 2014 to Decem­ber 11, 2014.  Select­ed agen­cies must par­tic­i­pate in the fol­low­ing com­po­nents of the institute:

  • A hous­ing assess­ment con­duct­ed by CSH to eval­u­ate the agency’s cur­rent hous­ing capac­i­ty and poten­tial readi­ness for con­ver­sion and/or expan­sion to rapid-re-hous­ing and sup­port­ive housing.
  • Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of a Hous­ing Project based on the results of the hous­ing assess­ment that will strength­en and/or expand the agency’s capac­i­ty to pro­vide tar­get­ed hous­ing for TAY.
  • Tech­ni­cal assis­tance tai­lored to sup­port the hous­ing project select­ed by the agency.
  • A month­ly Learn­ing Com­mu­ni­ty for inter­ac­tive train­ing ses­sions involv­ing all select­ed agen­cies, pro­mot­ing peer learn­ing and increas­ing TAY hous­ing knowledge.
  • Cre­ation of a Hous­ing Project Plan that will posi­tion the agency for poten­tial expan­sion and fund­ing for TAY housing.
  • Pre­sen­ta­tion of Hous­ing Project Plan to a pan­el of experts, devel­op­ers, and fun­ders to pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for feed­back on the project.


Spon­sored by the Cor­po­ra­tion for Sup­port­ive Housing


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