Making Housing a Priority

A Private Foundation Built to End the Housing Crisis in America

580,000

Homeless individuals and families in U.S.

10 million

Pay more than 50% of income on rent

On a single given night, hundreds of thousands of individuals & families experience homelessness in the United States with many more on the brink.

We exist to change that.

Discover CHI

Researching Homelessness. Building Solutions.

Mission-driven and outcome-oriented, we are focused on research and advocacy that results in the key drivers of solutions to the homelessness crisis.

Research

Funding research on the root causes of homelessness and the affordable housing crisis and presents potential solutions for policymakers and stakeholders

Programs

Supporting grants and programs that provide preventative and permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness

Awareness

Focus on education and raising public awareness about the issues creating the affordable housing and homelessness crisis and the potential solutions

Cooper Housing Institute

A nonpartisan research foundation, we are dedicated to raising awareness, supporting communities and collaborating with thought leaders to create impactful data-driven solutions for the housing and homelessness crisis in the United States.

Perspective Builds Progress

07/10/2024
News

The Cooper Housing Institute Appoints Three New Members to Board of Advisors

The accomplished affordable housing experts will advise the Cooper Housing Institute on industry needs and…
05/09/2024
News

Cooper Housing Institute Funded Film Beyond the Bridge: A Solution to Homelessness Premieres

Beyond the Bridge: A Solution to Homelessness, a full-length documentary film on homelessness, premiered on…
11/15/2023
News

The Cooper Housing Institute Funds National Study on Housing Choice Vouchers

The RAND Corporation and the Terner Center for Housing Innovation will examine practices to improve…
09/26/2022
News

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $250,000 Grant to The Housing Narrative Lab

The Cooper Housing Institute has awarded Housing Narrative Labs a $250,000 grant to assist in the…
08/01/2022
News

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $50,000 Grant to University of California, Santa Barbara

The Cooper Housing Institute has awarded the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a $50,000 grant….
02/07/2022
News

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $300,000 Grant for the Development of Feature-Length Documentary, “A Solution to Homelessness”

The Cooper Housing Institute has awarded the non-profit public policy advocacy organization, Massachusetts…
01/19/2022
News

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $100,000 Grant to South County Outreach

The Cooper Housing Institute has awarded South County Outreach (SCO) a $100,000 grant to enhance SCO’s…
01/13/2022
News

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $100,000 Grant to Illumination Foundation

The Cooper Housing Institute announced today that it has awarded Orange, California-based Illumination…
12/02/2021
Grants

Cooper Housing Institute Awards $50,000 Grant to Mercy House Living Centers for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

The Cooper Housing Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports research and programs that address…
03/31/2021
News

Cooper Housing Institute Selects Advisory Board Members

The Cooper Housing Institute has selected five notable academic and advocacy leaders in the housing community…
06/02/2020
Research

Affordable Rental Housing — A Lesson in Supply and Demand

In order to create the most positive impact when it comes to affordable housing, it is important to…
05/13/2020
Research

History of Affordable Housing

In order to create the most positive impact when it comes to affordable housing, it is important to…
01/28/2020
Research

Combatting Homelessness with Affordable Housing

Homelessness has been a growing concern in the US, and with the current COVID-19 pandemic adding pressure to…
05/16/2019
News

WNC Founder Will Cooper Sr. Awarded Prestigious Honor for His Lifetime of Exceptional Commitment to Affordable Housing

WNC Founder and Chairman of the Board Will Cooper Sr. has been named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious…
11/16/2018
Research

Cooper Family Forms National Nonprofit Housing Foundation

Cooper Housing Institute to fund research and programs to address growing housing crises

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