CSH in the News – November
Here is a collection of news stories from November that feature CSH and our work.
LA Downtown News - November 6
A New Housing Model at the New Genesis
Jonathan Hunter, a managing director with CSH, arranges financing for supportive housing projects nationwide, said the practice of mixing units for the formerly homeless with traditional affordable apartments has been happening in cities such as New York and San Francisco for at least 15 years.
Inside Indiana Business - November 9
Homeless Vet Housing Moves Forward
Partners across public and private sectors joined the greater Indianapolis community today to break ground on the city's first supportive housing facility for homeless veterans. Lincoln Apartments, to be located at 530 Holmes Ave., will provide housing and services to 75 formerly homeless veterans in Indianapolis.
"After CSH showed us the tools available to us as developers and financing agents, we were anxious to get to work and get our veterans off the streets and into facilities they could get the help they need," said Mark McDaniel, President and CEO of GLCF
NJ.com - New Jersey - November 14
N.J. Supreme Court Should Affirm Aspects of Mount Laurel Doctrine: Opinion
An opinion piece co-authored by CSH's Alison Recca-Ryan about the New Jersey Supreme Court hearing its most important fair-housing case in decades. Its decision will have a powerful impact on housing for people with special needs. It is critical that the court affirm key aspects of the Mount Laurel doctrine, which requires each New Jersey town to allow its fair share of housing for people with low and moderate incomes, including people with special needs.
The Riverdale Press - New York - November 15
Vets Get Room to Grow in Kingsbridge Heights
The Jericho Project’s Kingsbridge Terrace, a new 76-unit facility for veterans built catty-corner to the James J. Peter’s Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, opened this week. The six-story facility, a $20 million building paid for with a mix of public and private financing included CSH, the city’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, low-income housing tax credits, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who directed $750,000 to make the building energy efficient, New York Acquisition Loan Fund, and Jericho Project Veterans Fund.
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News - November 16
California Housing for Homeless Program Names Toni Atkins as Legislator of the Year
CSH selected Assembly Majority Floor Leader Toni Atkins as as a 2012 Champion at the CSH Supportive Housing Quality Awards in California in recognition of her continuing leadership in the arena of reducing homelessness and increasing the availability of affordable housing.
NBC 10, WJAR - Rhode Island - November 16
Veterans Invited to Take Survey to Assess Health Needs
In an effort to understand how best to serve the veteran population, CSH along with the Gateway Healthcare and the Institute for Labor Studies & Research and launching VOICE, Veterans Outreach through an Independent Collaborative for the development of Essential resources.
The Jewish Journal
Homes for Homeless
CSH Director Molly Rysman is quoted in an article about attorney Jerry Neuman, the co-chairman of Home for Good, a Los Angeles based collaborative which brings together business, government and charitable organizations to end chronic homelessness (people homeless for more than a year) and to get all military veterans off the street in Los Angeles by 2016
Associated Press - National - November 25
Plight of Homeless Made Worse By Superstorm Sandy
CSH Director Alison Recca-Ryan talks about the impact of Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey's long-term homeless population. She is quoted saying, "If you lost your home at the Jersey Shore, most people don't end up in the shelters. They have families, they have friends. Those who are the most vulnerable are the ones who do end up at the shelter. Those are the people who we have to worry about," Recca-Ryan said. "They may have been holding on by a thread and now they lost their ability to get to their job, they lost their homes, their credit may have been damaged. Now that New Jersey has all these newly homeless, the long-term homeless are now competing for housing."