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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Program and Financial Modeling in Detroit

Program and Financial Modeling in Detroit

September 10, 2014

CSH produced a Program and Financial Modeling Report for the Detroit Continuum of Care in 2007 in order to offer concrete guidance to the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) as they crafted a plan to end homelessness through the creation of supportive housing. Seven years later, CSH was asked to revisit this report armed with improved Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and national evidence about the effectiveness of housing...

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Los Angeles 88 Communities Strong RFQ Released

Los Angeles 88 Communities Strong RFQ Released

September 8, 2014

88 Communities Strong Initiative: Capacity Building Evaluation Request For Qualifications With generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, CSH Los Angeles is launching and continuing several efforts aimed at increasing the supply and the quality of supportive housing throughout Los Angeles County through its 88 Communities Strong initiative. CSH is seeking qualified organizations to evaluate the impact of these efforts.  This RFQ will...

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Denver Social Impact Investment RFQ Released

Denver Social Impact Investment RFQ Released

September 8, 2014

Today CSH, in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners and Social Impact Solutions issued a Request for Qualifications related to the development of a social impact investment initiative that will provide supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals who also struggle with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Download the RFQ here. Earlier this year, Denver Mayor Hancock announced the Social Impact Investment. Important Dates: 9/19...

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Moving On from Supportive Housing

Moving On from Supportive Housing

September 8, 2014

Christine Haley, CSH IL Associate Director, presented on the topic of Moving On from Supportive Housing along with Doreen Straka from the Jericho Project in New York, NY at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference held in DC. CSH Chief Operating Officer Connie Temple both presented and moderated this session that examined how programs can help households to smoothly transition from supportive housing to affordable housing while targeting...

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Ask Congress to Support $301 Million Increase for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Programs

Ask Congress to Support $301 Million Increase for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Programs

September 4, 2014

The President has proposed that Congress provide $2.406 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2015 for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants – a 14 percent increase over the final FY 2014 funding level. Now, it’s up to us to ensure Congress follows through on the recommendation. Neither the House or Senate‘s FY15 THUD Appropriations bills include the increase requested by the President. The requested amount would create new permanent supportive...

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Supportive Housing: Solutions Beyond Shelter for the Chronically Homeless on PBS’s MetroFocus

Supportive Housing: Solutions Beyond Shelter for the Chronically Homeless on PBS’s MetroFocus

August 29, 2014

After years of bouncing between homeless shelters and substance abuse treatment programs, when Annemarie Wallace and her family moved into permanent supportive housing at Palladia’s Fox Point, she thought “everything happens for a reason. We got out of one place to so we could get into someplace better. Maybe this is for me.” Last night’s MetroFocus shared the story of how supportive housing made it possible for Annemarie’s family to thrive....

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CSH Rolls Out a Framework for Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit

CSH Rolls Out a Framework for Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit

August 27, 2014

A lack of reliable financing for the services in supportive housing can be one of the biggest barriers to ending chronic homelessness. Medicaid can pay for these critical tenancy support services, but figuring out how to make this a reality can be challenging. In Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit, CSH lays out a framework for states that want to create a Medicaid benefit to pay for supportive housing services. CSH’s framework...

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CSH Receives Top Level Award from the CDFI Fund

CSH Receives Top Level Award from the CDFI Fund

August 27, 2014

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 185 organizations more than $195 million through the fiscal year 2014 rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program. These awards will enable CDFIs and Native CDFIs across the country to increase their lending and investments in low-income and economically...

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Exciting Developments in the Southeast

Exciting Developments in the Southeast

August 19, 2014

The Southeastern United States is a hotbed for new and exciting developments in supportive housing.  New energy, promising approaches and investments in supportive housing are spreading throughout the southeast, and we are very excited to be leading this momentum. In July, CSH tapped Regina Cannon as its Senior Program Manager working in the Southeast.  She spent the last three years working with the Office of the Mayor of Atlanta’s Innovation...

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Supportive Housing and Healthcare Partnership in IL

Supportive Housing and Healthcare Partnership in IL

August 5, 2014

CSH launched a second year of its Medicaid Capacity Building Initiative for Permanent Supportive Housing. This initiative includes 12 providers who will meet five times for half-day training sessions that will take place between July and November, 2014. Some of the key objectives of the Initiative are to guide participants to: Learn about current and future Medicaid-financed services delivered in SH, and the concepts the State of Illinois and Managed...

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