Supportive Housing Programs

TCAction Supportive Housing Programs (SHP) support families & individuals experiencing homelessness by providing affordable housing and supportive services.  The program supports housing stability and life skill development by creating goal plans with residents who determine what is important to them while in the program.  Staff partner with residents to make connections in the community, provide support and encourage goal attainment. 

Programming supports are based on individual needs and may include:

• Life skills and mainstream benefit enrollment
• TST BOCES high school equivalency prep classes
• Fiscal literacy and budgeting
• Connections to job skills training
• Securing and maintaining employment
• Parenting education
• Personal goal identification
• Responsible tenancy
• Enrollment in TCAction Head Start /Early Head Start program options
• Connections to community health providers, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment and mental health services

All SHP program sites are located in the City of Ithaca:

Chartwell House and Magnolia House: program focuses on recovery from substance use dependence and housing stability skills 

Amici House and Corn Street Apartments: program focuses on providing young adults 18 to 25 years old with life skill and housing stability skills

Ithaca Arthaus: We partner with The Vecino Group at Arthaus to serve 40 young adult households with supportive services to maintain housing stability and build life skills

TCAction participates in the Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System to fill all program vacancies.  For more information please visit this website Coordinated Assessment – Human Services Coalition (

For more information: click on “Contact Us” or call 607-273-8816