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Welcome to the CSH 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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PUSH-CR in New Video

PUSH-CR in New Video

February 7, 2016

Partners United for Supportive Housing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PUSH-CR) -- one of five demonstration sites in the federal initiative testing an intensive supportive housing model serving families that come to the attention of the child welfare system because of problems with chronic or recurring homelessness and other serious, persistent issues -- is featured in a video recently released by the US Children's Bureau and Office of Child Abuse and Neglect...

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Let’s Prioritize Housing Credits

Let’s Prioritize Housing Credits

November 30, 2016

As a member of the Steering Committee of the ACTION campaign, CSH is working with over 1300 national, state and local organizations and businesses to ensure the new Administration of President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional leadership are squarely behind the Housing Credit as they consider reforms to the nation's tax code and infrastructure investments. Together, we are highlighting the overwhelming need for more affordable rental housing and...

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Help Pass 21st Century Cures Act

Help Pass 21st Century Cures Act

November 30, 2016

CSH is urging our supporters to help us move the 21st Century Cures Act forward. This bill is voluminous and touches a wide spectrum of topics, but there are several crucial policy areas important to advancing our work to help vulnerable individuals and families: Comprehensive Mental Health and Criminal Justice (MIOTCRA) provisions, we have worked on with the Council of State Governments and others, that will make investments in a number of...

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$65MM in New Markets Tax Credits Awarded to CSH

$65MM in New Markets Tax Credits Awarded to CSH

November 18, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has announced an award of $65 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to CSH as part of its 2015-16 round of allocations. “With this opportunity, we can leverage even more resources to drive projects that will lead to new jobs and economic development in some of the most economically distressed communities in our country,” said CSH President and CEO Deborah...

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Expanding Opioid Treatment Options in Supportive Housing

Expanding Opioid Treatment Options in Supportive Housing

November 17, 2016

HHS Works to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to Address Opioid Epidemic   On Tuesday, November 15, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional steps to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. Starting February 2017, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will be able to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication typically used to treat opioid use disorders. Once training...

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Guide to Service Funding Released at 2016 AHF Summit

Guide to Service Funding Released at 2016 AHF Summit

November 16, 2016

Today, during a panel discussion on Supportive Housing Solutions at the 2016 AHF Summit, CSH and the National Equity Fund, Inc. (an affiliate of LISC), released a comprehensive Guide to Service Funding in Supportive Housing. Owners, property managers, service providers, and government policy makers all recognize the value and stability that comes from providing services for residents in affordable and supportive housing. Yet resources to cover the...

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Seeking Subcontractor for 1 Year of Technical Assistance Focused on Veteran & Chronic Homelessness (Due December 2)

Seeking Subcontractor for 1 Year of Technical Assistance Focused on Veteran & Chronic Homelessness (Due December 2)

November 14, 2016

CSH is seeking one subcontractor to provide one year (01/01/2017-12/31/2017) 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...

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TRADING HOSPITAL DOORS FOR FRONT DOORS

TRADING HOSPITAL DOORS FOR FRONT DOORS

November 10, 2016

HOSPITAL “SUPER USE” BY PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS By Dr. Roberta Capp and Dr. Kelly Doran As emergency physicians, caring for patients experiencing homelessness is a routine part of our job. Very rarely does an ER shift go by when we do not encounter at least one patient who is experiencing homelessness, and more often than not we will see many on a single shift. Often, we know these patients by name and their medical histories by heart...

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$13 Million in Funding to Support Pay for Success Projects

$13 Million in Funding to Support Pay for Success Projects

November 3, 2016

Federal Agency Announces $13 Million in Funding to Support Pay for Success Projects STANFORD UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SOCIAL FINANCE, AND URBAN INSTITUTE AMONG NEW GRANTEES WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced more than $13 million in funding for Pay for Success (PFS) projects through its Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Announced by Lois Nembhard, acting director of the Social Innovation...

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Ronald & Felicia: Their Progress in Supportive Housing

Ronald & Felicia: Their Progress in Supportive Housing

November 1, 2016

Only a few years ago, the trajectory of the lives of Ronald and Felicia seemed headed toward separation and life-long struggle. The story of Ronald, a single dad, and his daughter, Felicia, is all too familiar for providers who work to ensure that Keeping Families Together supportive housing – the model championed through the One Roof campaign – is successful. Theirs was a family plagued by substance abuse, the instability of chronic homelessness...

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Getting Started in PFS: Assessing the Feasibility Landscape (part 1)

Getting Started in PFS: Assessing the Feasibility Landscape (part 1)

October 24, 2016

In our last blog we laid out the foundation of Pay for Success (PFS) and now we’re ready to start getting into the details of what it takes. And as our title suggests, the first step is assessing the landscape in your community. ‘Feasibility process’ is a term we use to describe the period when communities are determining whether Pay for Success is a good fit for them. As you’ve already seen with the Key Components tool from our previous blog,...

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