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 Welcomes Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar in Indiana

CSH Welcomes Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar in Indiana

November 24, 2014

CSH is proud to welcome Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar to the team as a Program Manager in Indiana. Megan has extensive experience in the field with a strong background in development, providing technical assistance, and nine years of experience of creating quality supportive housing in Indiana. For the past three years, Megan served as the Director of Property Development for Partners in Housing Development Corporation in Indianapolis. She successfully managed...

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Face-to-Face SIF Convening Offers Cross-Site Sharing after Three Years of Implementation

Face-to-Face SIF Convening Offers Cross-Site Sharing after Three Years of Implementation

November 24, 2014

SIF Participant Displays Contents of Overdose Prevention Bag during Harm Reduction Discussion 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 focused on high utilizers of healthcare, now entering its fourth year. Continuing the cross-site learning opportunities that have been a key part of the project, representatives from the four sites participating...

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CAMBA Gardens – Bringing Healthcare and Housing Together

CAMBA Gardens – Bringing Healthcare and Housing Together

November 19, 2014

The thought of using surplus property on hospital campuses was put forth as a policy concept by CSH in a white paper written in 2005. This week CSH participated in a ceremony to mark the official opening of CAMBA Gardens I and the start of construction on CAMBA Gardens II. Both supportive housing residences are located on the campus of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. The project, which took a village of financing partners from the State of...

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San Diego Endorses Supportive Housing Strategy

San Diego Endorses Supportive Housing Strategy

November 19, 2014

Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) in San Diego, California, unveiled a three-year homelessness action plan, which it is calling Housing-First San Diego. CSH played an important behind-the-scenes role in offering guidance to San Diego’s leaders and their partners as they crafted a comprehensive strategy to create more affordable housing with supportive services. The plan has the potential to impact the lives of as many as 1,500 homeless...

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CT Releases Annual Recommendations to End Homelessness

CT Releases Annual Recommendations to End Homelessness

November 19, 2014

As part of its work in the Connecticut field office, CSH plays a key partner role in the state’s implementation of its plan to end homelessness among certain target populations. Every year, CSH is involved in a comprehensive planning process that results in the development of legislative recommendations to the Connecticut General Assembly and the state Office of Policy and Management. The campaign, also known as Reaching Home, produced a set of...

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Post Election Webinar with CSH, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities & the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Post Election Webinar with CSH, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities & the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

November 18, 2014

December 4 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET REGISTER HERE  Join CSH, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council for analysis on the impact of the midterm elections. We will cover what’s left on the agenda for the lame duck congress, what’s coming down the pike for the final FY15 Budget, what you can do to help fully fund programs needed for affordable & supportive housing, community development and homeless...

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Training Center Update from Kim Walker

Training Center Update from Kim Walker

November 18, 2014

Ah, how time flies. Remember this wonderful blog from Deb De Santis, our fearless CEO, announcing the launch of the Training Center? Well, the Supportive Housing  Training Center has been active for about 5 months now! Since our launch in July, we’ve put on 2 e-classes and 5 webcasts (with a few more to come before the end of the year), launched a new website, delivered 3 in-person workshops on supportive housing, carried out several community-specific...

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Vet’s Dream Comes True in Hartford, CT

Vet’s Dream Comes True in Hartford, CT

November 18, 2014

Fran Cosgrove served in Korea in the United States Army back in the 1950’s. After he came home from Asia he pursued a successful career in real estate and acquired several rental properties. Eventually he ended up owning a large lot on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford’s South End.  Over the years he had come across a number of veterans, some with combat records, who were homeless or in need of better housing to accommodate their families. He hoped...

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Florida Hospital Pledges Millions to End Homelessness

Florida Hospital Pledges Millions to End Homelessness

November 12, 2014

Citing strong commitments from Orlando and Orange County and declaring “We all have a moral obligation to take a stand to end chronic homelessness,” Lars Houmann, CEO and President of Florida Hospital, announced today his healthcare organization’s $6 million pledge to address homelessness in Central Florida. Joining Houmann for the announcement was Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Central Florida Commission on...

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CSH Urges New York City to Embrace Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans

CSH Urges New York City to Embrace Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans

November 11, 2014

CSH testified before the New York City Council yesterday on ending veteran homelessness. City Council’s Committee on General Welfare as well as its Committee on Veterans heard from CSH program manager Erin Burns-Maine, who explained which programs help veterans and what more needs to be done to ensure those living on New York City’s streets are housed. Burns-Maine said the best way to end homelessness is by placing homeless veterans in the most...

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