CHI Named as Finalist in 6th Annual LI Imagine Awards

Long Island Imagine Awards Winners to Be Announced on Tuesday,

 May 1st  at the Crest Hollow Country Club

Patchogue, NY – February 2, 2018 – Community Housing Innovations, Inc. (CHI) was named a Finalist in the Innovation category in The 6th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island's most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year's event attracted over 400 attendees from the nonprofit and business communities and an even larger crowd is expected this year. Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Nominated organizations, their constituents and the Long Island business community are expected to attend. More than 175 entries were submitted for consideration in five categories, including Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts & Culture.  CHI is one of four finalists in the Innovation category. CHI highlighted its Transitional-to-Permanent Housing (TPH) program in the Imagine Awards. A twelve-month program, TPH is considered a “stepping stone” to permanent housing. It allows families and individuals to live in a CHI owned or leased home for up to one-year while they work with CHI case managers, meeting weekly to set and attain goals, including maintaining mental and physical health, staying substance free, obtaining employment and/or returning to school, with the ultimate goal of finding permanent housing. “We are so proud to showcase our TPH program in the Long Island Imagine Awards,” said Alexander H. Roberts, Executive Director of CHI. “CHI has never been afraid to pilot new programs to combat homelessness and TPH has proved a worthy addition to CHI services, allowing clients the time and resources they need to move forward into self-sufficiency and sustainable permanent housing.” Finalists were chosen by Long Island business professionals during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards' Distinguished Judging Panel selected the Imagine Awards winners from among the Finalists during final judging. “Being named a Finalist in The Long Island Imagine Awards is an important achievement,” said Ken Cerini, Founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards.  “It means that the Organization has been identified as a leader on Long Island, exhibiting impactful and innovative operations.  Congratulations to all of the Finalists on their achievement.” Details about Long Island Imagine Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at   About Community Housing Innovations Founded in 1991, Community Housing Innovations, Inc. is a nonprofit affordable housing and social services agency serving Westchester, the Hudson Valley and Long Island. CHI provides housing and human services that support social and economic independence. Programs include emergency and transitional housing, permanent housing, homeownership counseling, education, and down payment assistance, foreclosure prevention education, and development of fair and affordable housing. For more information on CHI, visit   About The Imagine Awards The Imagine Awards was created in 2012 by Managing Partner, Ken Cerini of Cerini & Associates, LLP.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Imagine Awards recognize outstanding performances in the Long Island Community.  Learn more about the Imagine Awards, visit


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