Community Initiatives & Strategies
At CIHA, we recognize that it takes more than four walls and a roof to create a home. That’s why we focus our efforts on empowering people and investing in the communities in which they live. When it comes to building communities, we employ a number of tools and strategies, from environmentally-minded initiatives that honor our land to creative placemaking efforts that leverage the talents of artists and creatives to address community issues.
CIHA-owned community spaces and how it promotes both resident engagement and wider community engagement.
Collaboration and Partnerships
CIHA’s tribal partnerships and collaboration with other community orgs, and will describe CIHA’s relationship with funders as partnerships.
CIHA is incorporating art/creative solutions in addressing community issues, highlighting projects such as Living Big, Living Small; MimeSpenard; and the 3600 plaza.
Empowering Our People
CIHA invests in, and empowers our people, from resident engagement to staff support to wider community engagement.
Homes to Be Proud Of
CIHA’s focus on independence through (affordable) housing and, perhaps in a later iteration of the website, will also tie in research on the positive economic, social, and health effects of housing.
Honoring Our Land
This section will explain how CIHA respects the land we build on and the land that brings our communities together, specifically highlighting Brownfield cleanups, community gardens/green space, and creek restoration.
This section will outline CIHA’s investments in commercial corridors as a very intentional strategy, including an emphasis on mixed-use development and how it relates to neighborhood revitalization. This page could also link to the commercial properties listing page.
This section will highlight CIHA’s policy work/advocacy across the local, state, and federal levels, including Live.Work.Play., Census, etc.
Relevant, Innovative Design
This section will explain how CIHA builds its developments for specific neighborhood contexts and resident groups, emphasizing infill/small lots, crime prevention design, designing for senior living, energy efficiency for long-term sustainability, etc.