Communication Strategy — Media Relations — Public Relations
Housing Solutions, Inc. (HSI) has provided affordable short-term and long-term housing at its seven facilities on Oahu for twenty-five years. Its eighth facility, Sea Winds Apartments, is a 50-unit complex in Waianae that opened in July 2011. A third of HSI’s 700 apartments are dedicated towards transitional housing, and two thirds are long-term housing options. These facilities house more than 1,000 residents.
HSI accepts applicants moving from homelessness or emergency shelters into its transitional facilities. In addition to program services provided by its own staff, it connects residents to services from government agencies and other nonprofits. The organization’s success rate in transitioning shelter residents to long-term housing averages 94%.
To supplement rental income and government grants, HSI engages in three social enterprises: property management, housing development and accounting. Ninety-five cents of each income dollar goes directly to providing housing and program services for its residents.
H&P helps Housing Solutions with a range of communication services, including media relations and community outreach.