1991: Conduct and publish a study on rural homelessness (the Rural Housing Program).
1991: Launch the holiday Adopt-A Family linking congregations, businesses, schools and individuals with families in need during the holiday season.
1992: Begin offering a formalized counseling program for individuals, couples, and families, in keeping with the idea that health care is a right.
1992: Provide staff, financial assistance, and organizational/community development consulting to CORA Community Development, part of the Rural Housing Program (which evolved into the Logan County Improvement League), which became incorporated that year.
1993: Incorporate Community Housing, Inc. as a housing non-profit tasked with developing two Section 8-11 homes providing housing for people with HIV/AIDS who would otherwise by homeless. The homes were completed and open to residents within the next two years.
1994: Secure funding from the WV Department of Education, WV Bureau of Public Health and the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation for production of the play, “Gone Tomorrow”, performed by teenagers for teenagers and addressing the AIDS epidemic. With an educational session follows each performance, the play was seen by 18,500 West Virginia youth and adults over the next nine years. Taped for national distribution by Cambridge Educational Products in 1995-96, it received a bronze medal at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and an award at the International Film and Video Festival in New York.
1994: Publish “Building Community, Creating Hope” highlighting the history of Harts Community Development, Inc. — a model for rural economic development.
1994: Approved as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by the WV Housing Development Fund.
1995-1996: Form Challenge West Virginia – a Covenant House advocacy program addressing popular education reform.
1995-1996: Become lead agency for fund dissemination through the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program, helping to secure more than $1 million in federal dollars within three years.
1995-current: With two other community-based housing/AIDS service organizations, form a state-wide coalition: the West Virginia Housing and Advocacy Coalition for People with AIDS. By 1999, the Coalition was nominated for its work for HUD’s “Best Practice award”. Over the next ten years, the Coalition was approved for and drew down millions of dollars in federal HUD dollars to assist people living with HIV/AIDS.
1995-1996: Played key role in development of the Kanawha Valley Collective, the local Continuum of Care association of social service organizations assisting those experiencing homelessness.