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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CSH Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Practices

CSH Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Practices

November 26, 2013

CSH was recently awarded the Silver Prize at the New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, recognizing our achievements in management and financial practices. An integral part of our work that often goes without public recognition are the internal systems that allow us to achieve our mission of providing supportive housing opportunities for those most in need.  As an organization, investments in our staff and internal...

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Supportive Housing Symposium in Los Angeles Focuses on Transition Age Youth

Supportive Housing Symposium in Los Angeles Focuses on Transition Age Youth

April 16, 2014

On April 7, 2014, over 50 supportive housing providers, public agencies, advocacy and philanthropic organizations came together to hear the year-one results of CSH’s Stable Homes, Brighter Futures initiative, a three-year evaluation of the supportive housing model for transition age youth (TAY). Molly Rysman, CSH Los Angeles Director, and Maria Joyce, SVP at Bank of America Community Development Banking, provided welcoming remarks that focused on...

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Peer 2 Peer in Chicago Focuses on Supportive Housing for Families

Peer 2 Peer in Chicago Focuses on Supportive Housing for Families

April 9, 2014

In March the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center convened evaluators, service providers, city staff, and housing providers for a peer visit focused on housing first for families.  The attendees represented organizations and public entities that are testing the effectiveness of supportive housing for high need homeless families involved in the child welfare system, through a five-year grant project funded by the US Department of Health...

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Supported Employment in San Diego

Supported Employment in San Diego

April 3, 2014

The San Diego Workforce Partnership and CSH, through a Mental Health Services Act contract, are leading San Diego strategic planning and implementation efforts on Supported Employment for individuals with serious mental illness.  Supported Employment (SE) is based on research (Bond, Becker & Drake) originating at Dartmouth University’s IPS Supported Employment Center.  The model, officially known as Individual Placement and Support  is an...

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San Diego Transitional Housing Analysis

San Diego Transitional Housing Analysis

April 1, 2014

CSH conducted an analysis of transitional housing across the San Diego region.  The transitional housing assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of program level readiness for conversion to permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, or high performing transitional housing .  These transitional housing projects volunteered to participate in this process and took advantage of a unique opportunity to consider conversion and/or programmatic...

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HOPE (Homeless Outreach Programs for Entitlement) San Diego Expands Access to Benefits

HOPE (Homeless Outreach Programs for Entitlement) San Diego Expands Access to Benefits

April 1, 2014

Father Joe’s Villages and CSH are leading San Diego's efforts to implement a national best practice model focused on increasing access to SSI/SSDI for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are disability income benefits administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that generally also provide either Medicaid and/or Medicare health insurance...

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San Diego Gas and Electric Supports CSH Trainings in San Diego

San Diego Gas and Electric Supports CSH Trainings in San Diego

April 1, 2014

SDG&E provided a check for $4,000 to CSH to provide training that increases the capacity of supportive housing providers in San Diego. The grant will help CSH promote tenant energy efficiency and conservation in developed and leased supportive housing. This grant also enables some of the most vulnerable in San Diego to manage and reduce their energy costs in new and innovate ways. Thanks SDG&E!

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Coordinated Access in Houston

Coordinated Access in Houston

March 28, 2014

Marian, a mother of four, began experiencing homelessness at age 25 after separating from her husband. They married when she was 14, and she spent seven years without permanent housing after the separation. Marian faced several barriers including a three-year battle with substance use and difficulties related to her physical health. In 2013, Marian entered an emergency shelter where she was assessed by a Coordinated Access (CA) Housing Assessor and...

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The Message is Clear:  We Must Integrate Housing and Health Care

The Message is Clear: We Must Integrate Housing and Health Care

March 26, 2014

Last week, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosted Dr.  Jeffrey Brenner from Camden Coalition for Health Providers in Camden, New Jersey to engage HUD, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and national advocates, including CSH staff, in a conversation regarding the costs of poorly delivered health care and the connection to affordable housing.   To view the entire event - http://youtu.be/PvttLkMAWF4 Dr. Brenner is...

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Florida – NY Peer to Peer on Supportive Housing for Child Welfare Involved Families

Florida – NY Peer to Peer on Supportive Housing for Child Welfare Involved Families

March 26, 2014

Florida’s Broward County HEART Alliance team participated in a peer-to-peer visit in NYC this week, including a visit to Palladia’s Fox Point in the Bronx, with the purpose of exploring strategies to realize supportive housing in Broward County, discussing best practices for operating scattered site programs, and discussing ways that the child welfare system and supportive housing providers can collaborate. The HEART Alliance is one of five grantees...

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CSH Charrette in Richmond

CSH Charrette in Richmond

March 26, 2014

Earlier this month, CSH facilitated a two-day Charrette on Coordinated Access in Richmond, Virginia. Contracting with Homeward, CSH coordinated weekly meetings with community leaders prior to the event, which informed Charrette topics. The result was a Charrette focused on solidifying the design of a Coordinated Access System and implementing that new system. The intensive discussion process included conversations around community goals, housing models...

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