Community Housing Innovations, Inc. (CHI), founded in 1991, is a nonprofit organization serving six counties in New York: Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island and Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties in the Hudson Valley,. CHI's mission is to "provide low and moderate income families and individuals with the housing and human services that enable them to achieve the greatest social and economic independence at the lowest cost to society". In its early years, CHI developed emergency housing for homeless families and currently is the largest provider of homeless housing on Long Island and the second largest in Westchester. Over the years, CHI began to develop and preserve much needed multi-unit housing and currently manages an inventory of approximately 500 rental units. CHI also offers home buying and foreclosure prevention education and assistance.