Founded in 1990, Interfaith Hospitality Network provides aid to homeless people in Springfield. In 2011, Craig E. Dillon, AIA Architects joined forces with IHN to renovate two houses to create Hartley House, a homeless shelter, which provides single men in need with supportive services and a safe place to live until they are able to live independently. With two houses, the residents have more space and privacy. The houses are connected with a corridor on both levels allowing the shelter to remain a cohesive unit. The first floor includes offices and a conference room for the administrative staff, as well as a kitchen, dining room, several living spaces, a library, computer room, and two handicap accessible bedrooms with private bathrooms. The second floor of both houses feature six bedrooms and four bathrooms. In total, the homeless shelter is able to comfortably house up to twenty four men with plenty of space and amenities to share. IHN and their efforts continue to bring residents closer to independent living.