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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CSH Applauds HUD Action on VASH-PBVs

CSH Applauds HUD Action on VASH-PBVs

September 24, 2014

Among other changes, CSH has been urging the HUD to make it easier to “project-base” Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers to enhance what is already an effective tool in our quest to end veterans homelessness. To that end, we are pleased that HUD has announcedit is providing an additional $4.2 million in VASH-Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) to twenty-two Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). HUD had originally created a $7 million set-aside...

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Congress Must Approve More HUD Funds

Congress Must Approve More HUD Funds

September 24, 2014

CSH believes a stop-gap Continuing Resolution (CR) for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at FY 2014 funding levels, or less, is inadequate to address growing housing needs. We encourage congressional leaders to instead pass a full FY 2015 HUD bill increasing resources for homeless people and other vulnerable populations through McKinney-Vento and similar programs. Just last week, the US Senate approved the House-passed CR that...

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Houston Houses over 2,800 Homeless Veterans

Houston Houses over 2,800 Homeless Veterans

September 24, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker and our many partners in Houston announced last week that they have made tremendous strides towards ending veterans homelessness. Today a veteran without housing, can enter Houston's coordinated entry system and receive housing and services that same day.  To date over 2,800 homeless veterans have been housed as a result of determination, coordinating and a true partnership between the city, the Department of Veteran Affairs,...

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San Francisco Veterans Supportive Housing Transforms Lives and the Community

San Francisco Veterans Supportive Housing Transforms Lives and the Community

September 24, 2014

CSH was literally “in on the ground floor” of the Stanford Hotel/250 Kearny project in San Francisco, providing technical assistance in the early stages of this development. Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for revitalizing an eyesore and neighborhood, 250 Kearny has been transformed by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Human Services Agency, San Francisco Housing Authority, San Francisco Veterans Administration, and the...

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CSH Joins Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers

CSH Joins Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers

September 24, 2014

CSH recently joined the Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers (LCCHC), a national group of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) dedicated to advocating for policies and resources that will strengthen the access health centers have to capital and the ability of CDFIs to finance community health centers. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded the demand for community health centers and created an opportunity for supportive...

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Madaline Park Grand Opening in Akron, Ohio

Madaline Park Grand Opening in Akron, Ohio

September 24, 2014

The Testa Companies team that developed and operate Madaline Park graduated from CSH’s Opening New Doors institute in 2009. The team continued to receive support and technical assistance from CSH staff. At the grand opening, Joel Testa, President of Testa Companies, thanked Sally Luken and Ted Jones of CSH for their mentorship. Sixty units of supportive housing were opened with project based vouchers from the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority....

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Illinois Supportive Housing Institute

Illinois Supportive Housing Institute

September 19, 2014

CSH, in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD), is currently conducting a Supportive Housing Institute that includes 11 teams from across the state of Illinois. This four month training series is focused on the creation of integrated housing that will target supportive housing units to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supportive housing differs in very significant ways from congregate-based...

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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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