Georgia Supportive Housing Association

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The GSHA seeks to advance the creation and preservation of quality supportive housing in Georgia and ensure sufficient resources for this effort through education and advocacy.
  

Our Vision:   A Georgia where individuals with disabilities can choose the housing and supports they need to thrive.
  
​EVENTS
  
GSHA 7th Annual Supportive Housing Conference
November 14-15, 2017 
State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA
Registration information available soon
​Recommended hotels: The Glenn Hotel, Embassy Suites Atlanta - Centennial Park, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown,  Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Downtown
  

ADVOCACY

   GSHA 2017 Advocacy Agenda

*Educate policymakers on need and available processes for payment for health related tenancy support services, such as housing-based case management, primary and behavioral health navigation, pre-tenancy supports (housing search, assistance with leasing and subsidy paperwork), transportation assistance, financial/budgeting support, care coordination, tenancy supports to help people remain in housing, and ACT teams.

*Advocate for policies that promote supportive housing in DCA’s Consolidated Planning Process, Annual Action Plan, and upcoming Five Year Consolidated Plan.

* Advocate for flexibility in funding policies for the development of new supportive housing so that individuals have choices for what works best for their needs (for example duplexes, multi-family, aggregate, scattered site, etc. )

*Support specific supportive housing needs.  (Forum on Supportive Housing for Older Population with Special Needs - May 1st, State Bar of Georgia)

*Pitch supportive housing programs to property managers with vacant units; dismantle stigma (Forum on supportive housing programs – August 15th, St. Luke's Episcopal Church)

*Research the commission of a Georgia study on the cost-effectiveness of supportive housing

*Research changes to local ordinances that constrict development of supportive housing

*Support national platforms

Reentry Task Force

*Support recommendations made to the Criminal Justice Reform Council

*Support funding for Reentry Housing and housing funding for Accountability Courts