The Pipeline

Welcome to CSH's new blog, The Pipeline. This is where you'll find all things CSH -- from industry news and events, to local groundbreakings, to our thoughts on the latest supportive housing research.

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New Markets Tax Credits Allocated to CSH

New Markets Tax Credits Allocated to CSH

June 16, 2015

CSH Awarded $40 Million New Markets Tax Credits         Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced it has awarded $40 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to CSH as part of the 2014 round. “The Department of Treasury has given us the tools to leverage even more resources to spur the creation of supportive housing,” said CSH President and CEO Deborah De Santis....

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CT Ends Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

CT Ends Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

August 27, 2015

CSH is present at today's ceremony where Governor Dannel P. Malloy is announcing that the State of Connecticut has been designated by the federal government as being the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among veterans. Last year, Governor Malloy announced several initiatives aimed at combatting veteran homelessness with the goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.  The state has since made major...

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Meet the CSH Board: Carolyn Powell

Meet the CSH Board: Carolyn Powell

August 25, 2015

Carolyn Powell  is the former Chairperson of the Board of  Services for the UnderServed (SUS) and served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of CSH from 2001 until 2009. Q: Why did you come back to CSH? CSH is a great organization. It is like the hub of a wheel connecting all the pieces with leadership, drive, resources, and forward thinking. CSH helps everyone understand in a holistic way the different components of the industry that...

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Subcontracting Opportunity: Vets@Home Outreach and Direct Technical Assistance

Subcontracting Opportunity: Vets@Home Outreach and Direct Technical Assistance

August 25, 2015

Description: CSH is seeking one or more sub-contractors to provide technical assistance (TA) to communities through a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs initiative. This HUD funded TA will focus on Veteran homelessness in CoCs around the country.  The TA will go through January 2016. The subcontractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following: Outreach: The subcontractor...

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Supportive Housing for Individuals with Long Term Care Needs – Guest Blog & Training Video from Liz Prince

Supportive Housing for Individuals with Long Term Care Needs – Guest Blog & Training Video from Liz Prince

August 12, 2015

Liz Prince is the Project Director, Money Follows the Person Project, Washington State Department of Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Supportive Housing is an evidence-based intervention for individuals having behavioral health needs and experiencing homelessness, but could it also be an effective intervention for individuals with long term care needs?  In Washington State, the Aging and Long Term Support Administration (ALTSA) teamed...

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Subcontracting Opportunity: HUD Funded TA Initiative

Subcontracting Opportunity: HUD Funded TA Initiative

August 11, 2015

CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide one year of technical assistance (TA) to communities through a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs initiative. This HUD funded TA initiative focuses on veteran and chronic homelessness in CoCs around the country. The appropriate subcontractor will be able to assist with various items, including: Using data driven outcomes; Coordinated...

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USICH Staff Tours San Diego Projects with CSH

USICH Staff Tours San Diego Projects with CSH

August 7, 2015

This past Wednesday and Thursday, our CSH Team in San Diego CA hosted Beverley Ebersold, Director of National Initiatives, and Amy Sawyer, Regional Coordinator, both from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). They joined CSH Senior Program Manager Rich Penksa and Dr. Piedad Garcia, Assistant Deputy Director, County of San Diego, Department of Mental Health, and others for site tours and meetings in and around America’s...

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From Advocacy to Planning to Action: Connecticut’s Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness

From Advocacy to Planning to Action: Connecticut’s Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness

August 6, 2015

Connecticut, like many other states, is not a place where homeless/unstably-housed youth and young adults are highly visible. As a result, advocacy for additional supports and services for these youth and young adults was historically plagued by several questions: How many youth and young adults in Connecticut experience homelessness, and how can we find out since so many try to stay under the radar and avoid system involvement? Who are these youth...

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Voices from PFS Pioneers: Housing to Health Initiative (Nonprofit Finance Fund Blog)

Voices from PFS Pioneers: Housing to Health Initiative (Nonprofit Finance Fund Blog)

August 5, 2015

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) posted this blog today at their Pay for Success Learning Hub. Click Housing to Health to advance directly to the page or read the full blog post reprinted below.   Voices from PFS Pioneers: Housing to Health Initiative by Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) (08/05/2015)   NFF spoke with Victoria Shire, Vice President at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. about the Housing to Health initiative...

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Speak Up Advocates on Capitol Hill

Speak Up Advocates on Capitol Hill

July 28, 2015

CSH Speak Up Advocates participated in the annual "Hill Day" in Washington, D.C., meeting with Members of Congress and their staff in their Capitol Hill offices. The Advocates shared their personal stories of homelessness, how supportive housing transformed their lives, and why it is critical for our elected leaders to back programs creating affordable housing with access to community-based services. Advocates met with US Representatives Lucille...

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Capital One Grant Helps Expand FUSE

Capital One Grant Helps Expand FUSE

July 28, 2015

Capital One's philanthropy program provides grants to national and local organizations that support education, financial literacy and community development initiatives. Within its focus on community development, Capital One strengthens low-income neighborhoods by supporting national and local efforts to enhance: Workforce development Affordable housing creation Small business development Capital One's recent grant to CSH will promote scaled...

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