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 and Houston Mayor Parker Present at White House for Mayor’s Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness

CSH and Houston Mayor Parker Present at White House for Mayor’s Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness

June 4, 2014

Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the national Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness at the White House. "When a veteran comes home kissing the ground, it is unacceptable that he should have to sleep on it,"  was part of her rallying call that everyone - Mayors, Governors, businesses, community leaders and all citizens should participate in ending homelessness, especially for those who have given so much. Citing the work...

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Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

January 26, 2015

Liberty Village, a 30 unit supportive housing development in Terre Haute, Indiana will serve frequent users of emergency services and Veterans. This development will be for both individuals and families, with a breakdown of 20 one-bedroom units, 8 two-bedroom units, and 2 three-bedroom units. This project will begin construction on February 1, 2015 with plans to open during the winter of 2016 and be fully occupied by June 15, 2016. All tenants will...

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CSH Welcomes Lisa Castro

CSH Welcomes Lisa Castro

January 21, 2015

CSH is pleased to announce that Lisa Castro has been chosen as the new Director to lead our work in the State of Texas.  Lisa will be responsible for managing partnerships with state agencies and local communities in order to improve capacity throughout the state to house and support vulnerable populations. This will include advocacy to influence policy and system changes as well as increasing the capacity of the supportive housing industry in the...

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CSH Receives Comerica Charitable Foundation Support in MI

CSH Receives Comerica Charitable Foundation Support in MI

January 21, 2015

CSH is pleased to be a recipient of grant funding from Comerica Charitable Foundation. Comerica is committed to community reinvestment and offers awards to projects that will impact issues that are important to the company and communities within their footprint, while responding to the diversity within the population that will be impacted. With this generous award, CSH staff in Michigan will (1) remove barriers to supportive housing, (2) enhance...

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Supportive Housing and Positive Healthcare Outcomes in Texas

Supportive Housing and Positive Healthcare Outcomes in Texas

January 21, 2015

Kelly Opot, Program Manager in Texas, provided training on the importance of the links between permanent supportive housing and positive healthcare outcomes at the RHP 2 1115 Waiver Category 3 Summit. This was held at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and this training is only the beginning of a statewide initiative funded by a grant from the Meadows Foundation to bring together supportive housing and behavioral and primary...

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Langeloth Grant to Support CSH Reentry Work

Langeloth Grant to Support CSH Reentry Work

January 14, 2015

  In a bid to avert homelessness and recidivism, the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation – which supports innovation in physical and emotional healing for underserved populations – has awarded a $250,000, two-year grant to CSH to increase housing options and services, specifically supportive housing, for eligible individuals re-entering communities from jails and prisons. “The strong link between housing and support services for those released...

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Stories from a Point in Time

Stories from a Point in Time

January 14, 2015

At the end of this month, CSH staff will join with other volunteers throughout the country for this year’s Point in Time Count, a canvassing that produces a snapshot census of the homeless population in the United States. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities receiving federal funds from the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program to conduct a Point-in-Time Count to identify homeless individuals...

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Expanding CSH Impact in New England

Expanding CSH Impact in New England

January 14, 2015

This past November, CSH partnered with the Greater Seacoast Coalition to End Homelessness to conduct a charrette focused on a thorough and thoughtful review of implementation strategies to end homelessness in parts of New Hampshire and Maine. The Greater Seacoast charrette was a structured, intense, one-day dialogue used to analyze, discern and ultimately decide a comprehensive action plan for the community to move forward with efforts to successfully...

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Celebrating Peer Support Specialists in Chicago

Celebrating Peer Support Specialists in Chicago

January 13, 2015

Tamara Cook, a Jesse Brown VA Medical Center HUD VASH Peer Support Specialist, is a change maker who has helped countless Veterans who have experienced homelessness in their transition into housing. Having experienced homelessness herself for more than five years, she can use her own personal experience to build relationships of trust with fellow Veterans whom she supports through advocacy, referrals, and as someone with whom people can talk when...

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Washtenaw County Team attends Social Innovation Fund Convening

Washtenaw County Team attends Social Innovation Fund Convening

January 6, 2015

CSH convened its third annual Face-to-Face gathering in Los Angeles this October for sub-grantees of the of the Social Innovation Fund demonstration project continuing the cross-site learning opportunities that have been critical to the success of each team. The project, now entering its fourth year, is focused on high utilizers of healthcare. The Washtenaw County FUSE team was well represented at the event, with leadership from University of Michigan...

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Clare Terrace Breaks Ground in MN

Clare Terrace Breaks Ground in MN

January 6, 2015

Clare Terrace, a 33 unit supportive housing development, broke ground in Robbinsdale, MN. Clare Terrace will be a new construction 28,000 sq. foot building and is targeted to persons living with HIV/AIDS who are also very low income, experiencing homelessness or at significant risk of homelessness. Clare Midtown will consist of 12 one bedroom apartments and 21 efficiency units. All units will be affordable at 30% of the area median income and tenants...

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