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 Recognized As National Pay for Success Leader

CSH Recognized As National Pay for Success Leader

October 1, 2014

  The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) have selected CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) as a 2014 Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success grantee. In the announcement of the $750,000 award, CSH is cited for an innovative proposal, our track record of success and our administrative capacity. Pay for Success financing is designed to tackle persistent community challenges by partnering...

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New York Times Makes Case to Jump Start NY/NY Supportive Housing

New York Times Makes Case to Jump Start NY/NY Supportive Housing

March 25, 2015

CSH director in New York, Kristin Miller, is quoted today in a New York Times article focused on the urgent need for more supportive housing in New York City and State. Examining the history of past commitments to create supportive housing, the Times builds on personal stories to underscore how thousands of homeless individuals with mental illnesses and other disabilities have benefited from having their own affordable apartments and access to the...

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A New Atmosphere in San Diego

A New Atmosphere in San Diego

March 25, 2015

It was a proud day for Wakeland Housing and San Diego yesterday as the community came together to break ground for the Atmosphere, a new construction affordable housing community located in an infrastructure-rich area of the downtown. The 205 affordable housing residences (studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units) will be a model for integrating residents and includes 51 apartments set aside as supportive housing for those with special needs. CSH...

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Pay for Success Gets Attention

Pay for Success Gets Attention

March 24, 2015

CSH, a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success program, has selected six subgrantee organizations to receive intensive technical assistance to determine the feasibility of Pay for Success supportive housing models aligning payment for community-based solutions with verified social outcomes. Last year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a $750,000 award to CSH through their Social Innovation Fund program,...

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CSH & Monarch Housing host Congressman Pallone at Kilmer Homes

CSH & Monarch Housing host Congressman Pallone at Kilmer Homes

March 24, 2015

Congressman Frank Pallone (6th District, New Jersey) spent last Friday touring Kilmer Homes residences in Edison, NJ. The 120-unit affordable housing development includes 30 supportive housing apartments for homeless families. Kilmer Homes’ development partners are: The Alpert Group; Edison Affordable Housing, Inc.; Monarch Housing Associates; and Triple C Housing. The Edison Housing Authority committed Housing Choice Vouchers for the supportive...

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Funder Spotlight: The Rockefeller Foundation

Funder Spotlight: The Rockefeller Foundation

March 24, 2015

One of our funder-partners instrumental in helping us lay the groundwork for our Pay for Success work is The Rockefeller Foundation – which strives to accelerate and scale transformative innovations, and create unlikely partnerships spanning sectors. The Rockefeller Foundation traces its involvement in Pay for Success to its seeding of Social Finance UK and the original social impact bond innovation, the underpinning for the current Pay for Success...

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NYSBA Turns to CSH, Distinguished Expert in Criminal Justice to Make Case for Reentry Housing

NYSBA Turns to CSH, Distinguished Expert in Criminal Justice to Make Case for Reentry Housing

March 24, 2015

The winter edition of the New York State Bar Association’s Government, Law and Policy Journal features an article on reentry supportive housing co-authored by former New York City Correction Commissioner and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn, and CSH Eastern Region Managing Director Ryan Moser. “NYC FUSE Reentry Housing: A Scalable, Data-Driven Solution for a Wicked Issue” delves into what it really takes to help those leaving the criminal...

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North Carolina & Florida Peer-to-Peer Sharing Builds Momentum for “Keeping Families Together” Supportive Housing

North Carolina & Florida Peer-to-Peer Sharing Builds Momentum for “Keeping Families Together” Supportive Housing

March 19, 2015

CSH recently facilitated an in-depth sharing of knowledge and experiences among several family-focused organizations pursuing the “Keeping Families Together” model of supportive housing in the Southeastern United States. On March 11 and 12, a group of leaders from the Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) Community Support Services and Department of Social Services, Salvation Army Center of Hope, Charlotte (NC) Housing Authority, United Way of Central...

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Child Welfare Partners Further Systems Change in CT

Child Welfare Partners Further Systems Change in CT

March 13, 2015

The Connecticut Intensive Supportive Housing for Families (ISHF), the Connecticut grantee of the federal Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System, is using data to refine its demonstration design and advocate for lasting systems change. The Connecticut (CT) project has three partners: the Department of Children and Families (DCF; the state child welfare agency), The Connection, Inc....

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Funder Spotlight: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Funder Spotlight: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

March 11, 2015

Last year, when the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a $750,000 award to CSH through their Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program, designating us a SIF Pay for Success grantee, we vowed to use it to leverage seed funding we received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation to provide expert advice to communities hoping to implement robust Pay-for-Success financed supportive housing. The Robert...

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Experts from Houston Exchange Helpful Ideas with Leaders in Boston

Experts from Houston Exchange Helpful Ideas with Leaders in Boston

March 11, 2015

Concentrate on Coordinated Access and Systems Change to End Homelessness CSH has facilitated another successful knowledge exchange between the leadership of two high-profile communities working to end homelessness in their respective cities. CSH and local experts from Houston, Texas, visited Boston, Massachusetts, today to meet with policymakers and advocates intent on sharing information on how to effectively address homelessness among vulnerable...

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