Introduction to CSH's FUSE Initiative


Communities waste billions on uncoordinated service responses as people without housing frequently cycle between shelters, hospitals, jails, and the streets.


The FUSE supportive housing framework stabilizes frequent users of homeless, health and criminal justice services, ending this costly revolving door.

CSH FUSE has been formally evaluated and shows impressive reductions in the use of expensive crisis services and greatly improves housing retention. Over 30 communities implementing FUSE are seeing positive results.

What is FUSE?

CSH FUSE (Frequent Users Systems Engagement)  is a proven model identifying frequent users of jails, shelters, hospitals and/or other crisis public services and then improving their lives through supportive housing. Supportive housing is an evidence-based solution that leads to better health and other good outcomes for people homeless and disabled. Tenants are provided affordable housing with wraparound support services, which stabilizes their lives and significantly reduces returns to jail and homelessness, reliance on emergency health services, and improves overall quality of life.

The CSH FUSE Roadmap

FUSE Champion: Take the First Step

A successful FUSE initiative requires a local Champion with the vision to see the potential to change the trajectory for vulnerable people while also maximizing public resources through cross-systems planning, collaboration, partnerships and cooperation. You can identify or be the Champion in your community!

CSH: The Perfect Coach

FUSE is a CSH Signature Initiative. As the FUSE Coach, CSH invented the playbook. We can help your Champion and community successfully navigate every stage of FUSE with our tailored workshops, training and one-on-one technical assistance.
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