The Pipeline

Welcome to the CSH 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.

Speak Up in Illinois

Speak Up in Illinois

July 13, 2016

More Voices for Supportive Housing The inaugural class of the CSH Speak Up program in Illinois, ready to carry the message that supportive housing works! Twelve new supportive housing advocates will graduate this Saturday from the inaugural class of the CSH Illinois Speak Up program. Speak Up is a CSH initiative operating in California, and now Illinois, designed to give formerly homeless individuals in supportive housing access to public platforms...

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Using Data to Drive Better Results

Using Data to Drive Better Results

July 13, 2016

Blog by Deb De Santis, President and CEO of CSH Tom knew that he couldn’t go back to being in jail or homeless. He’d struggled with homelessness and drugs and committed minor crimes to support his addiction. Tom’s last conviction led him to take a serious look at his life. He asked his probation officer for help and found a home through a local program backed by CSH. Tom moved into his new supportive housing apartment and in a short period...

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Parker Foundation – San Diego

Parker Foundation – San Diego

July 13, 2016

The Parker Foundation is committed to the betterment of life for all people of San Diego County, California. With a net endowment of $40 million, the Foundation has granted over $46 million since inception.  A recent grant from the Parker Foundation will enable CSH to enhance our current efforts through the San Diego area Work Well Initiative to connect more vulnerable people to part-time or full­ time employment. CSH is undertaking a multi-pronged...

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Progress Report: Work Well Initiative

Progress Report: Work Well Initiative

July 11, 2016

Through what is known as the Work Well Initiative, CSH collaborates with the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) to increase employment opportunities for vulnerable individuals with lived experience of mental illness in San Diego County, CA. As the local Workforce Development Board, SDWP is integral to this work, particularly when it comes to engaging the business sector. SDWP helps empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce...

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Expanding Supportive Housing to Meet the Need

Expanding Supportive Housing to Meet the Need

July 7, 2016

  Guest Blog by: Ehren Dohler Coordinator, Housing Special Projects, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Ehren Dohler Advocates and practitioners have known for years that supportive housing is highly effective at reducing homelessness among people who struggle with mental illness, substance use, and other serious issues. Yet only a small share of people who need it actually receive it, and it’s still relatively unknown outside the homeless...

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CA Embraces “Bringing Families Home”

CA Embraces “Bringing Families Home”

June 28, 2016

The CSH-backed  “Bringing Families Home” proposal, establishing a $10 million state grant program to house child welfare-involved families experiencing homelessness, has been signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. Though homelessness is not a basis for foster care placement, families who are homeless have much higher rates of child welfare involvement than other low-income families. Moreover, 30% of children in foster care cannot...

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$1.3M to CSH for Reentry Initiative in L.A. County

$1.3M to CSH for Reentry Initiative in L.A. County

June 24, 2016

HUD & DOJ AWARD $8.7 MILLION TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS Pay for Success Model to Support Permanent Supportive Housing for the Reentry Population WASHINGTON – For many individuals convicted of minor crimes, finding jobs and decent housing is so challenging that many are at extreme risk of homelessness or reentering the criminal justice system. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice...

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MASH-PFS Provider Learning Collaborative

MASH-PFS Provider Learning Collaborative

June 17, 2016

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in partnership with CSH, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and Santander Bank, launched the Massachusetts Pay For Success Initiative in June of 2015. Sixteen participating housing and service agencies across the state of Massachusetts are aiming to house 500 to 800 chronically and “high-use” homeless individuals with an 85% continuous sustained...

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Girard Street Apartments Open in DC

Girard Street Apartments Open in DC

June 16, 2016

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joined the Menkiti Group and Dantes Partners to celebrate the grand opening of the Girard Street Senior Apartments. Girard Street Senior Apartments is located at 1545 Girard Street NE and consists of twenty-five (25) one bedroom apartment homes specifically designed for seniors 55 years of age and older. The project was financed by utilizing a combination of 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), gap financing...

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CSH Urges “Smart” Supportive Housing Strategy for Reentry

CSH Urges “Smart” Supportive Housing Strategy for Reentry

June 13, 2016

Testimony of CSH New York State Assembly Committee on Correction and Subcommittee on Transitional Services Joint Public Hearing Devising a Smart Supportive Housing Strategy for Ex-Offenders upon Reentry My name is Kristin Miller, and I am the Director of the Metro Program at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). CSH’s mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform to deliver services, improve the lives of the most vulnerable...

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Harvard Releases Supportive Housing Report

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