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Supportive Housing: A Proven Platform for Employment

Supportive Housing: A Proven Platform for Employment

November 17, 2015

By Janette Kawachi, Director of Innovations and Research, CSH Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of homelessness and face a multitude of complex challenges like a serious mental illness, substance use disorder and other chronic health conditions. For these individuals, housing provides a critical platform for the delivery of various health and social services. It establishes a stable environment from which to reclaim...

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Child Well-Being Convening in MN

Child Well-Being Convening in MN

November 13, 2015

CSH FOCUSES ON IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES This past week at the Children’s Home Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, CSH hosted Partnering and Planning for Greater Impact: A Convening on Child Well-being in Supportive Housing. The Convening was an engaging and action-oriented conversation involving administrative and management level professionals from county and State child welfare agencies; supportive housing developer and...

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CSH on Transforming Federal Housing Assistance

CSH on Transforming Federal Housing Assistance

November 10, 2015

Last month, CSH responded to a call by the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee for comment on ways to improve the delivery of federal housing assistance on, this, the 50th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In our comments, CSH stressed the many innovative, effective and efficient HUD programs that are already delivering on their promise, and serving...

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Wall-breaking Heralds New Supportive Housing in DC

Wall-breaking Heralds New Supportive Housing in DC

November 6, 2015

Historic Shaw Building to Undergo $17M Renovation Friday, November 6, 2015, by Michelle Goldchain   With the determination to totally revitalize Shaw, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser attended a wall breaking ceremony this Friday for Shaw's historic Phyllis Wheatley Young Women's Christian Association, Inc. (Phyllis Wheatley YWCA) building. Located at the corner of 9th Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue NW, the facility will undergo a $17 million that...

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Improving Housing & Services for San Francisco’s Youth

Improving Housing & Services for San Francisco’s Youth

November 5, 2015

In San Francisco, it is estimated that five to ten percent of the approximately 80,000 young people aged 16 to 24 are at an elevated risk for unemployment, involvement with the criminal justice system, poverty, and homelessness. Finding housing that is both affordable and safe is one of the top concerns for San Francisco’s Transitional Age Youth (or TAY, which refers to unaccompanied young people aged 18 to 24 years). TAY is a population that requires...

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Trainings to End Homelessness Among NYC Veterans

Trainings to End Homelessness Among NYC Veterans

November 4, 2015

In order to support New York City’s efforts to end veteran homelessness, CSH is leading a series of trainings for NYC’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelter staff and contracted providers who work with veterans. The trainings increase knowledge of veteran-specific resources and provide participants with a better understanding of how they can most effectively serve veteran clients. The trainings are providing staff with the knowledge...

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WIOA & HUD Combined State Planning

WIOA & HUD Combined State Planning

October 29, 2015

Connecting housing, services and employment are integral to creating stable lives, and CSH is steadily increasing focus and activities around employment opportunities for people in need of, or currently residing in, supportive housing. We invited our partners from the National Initiatives Team at Heartland Alliance, one of the leading anti-poverty organizations in the country, to blog about what they see as important efforts to coordinate services...

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Campaign 4 NY-NY Housing Heats Up

Campaign 4 NY-NY Housing Heats Up

October 26, 2015

CSH director in New York State, Kristin Miller, speaks at the Campaign 4 NY-NY rally and forum in New York City Kristin speaks at a rally for more supportive housing in Rochester, New York As reports surface that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo are engaged in intense negotiations over a new agreement to fund robust supportive housing creation in the Empire State, CSH and our partners are showcasing the Campaign...

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New York State Supportive Housing Need

New York State Supportive Housing Need

October 26, 2015

Real Supportive Housing Need in New York State A Statewide Supportive Housing Needs Assessment Based on data collected & evaluated by CSH CSH conducted a first-of-its-kind assessment of supportive housing need in eight communities across seven geographic areas of New York State, including New York City. The goal is to better utilize existing data to understand where the greatest concentration of supportive housing needs are in the state and...

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CSH Advances Bipartisan Breakthrough on Housing Bill

CSH Advances Bipartisan Breakthrough on Housing Bill

October 26, 2015

CSH Federal Policy Director Hilary Swab Gawrilow (far right at desk) speaks on H.R. 3700 before Members of Congress Bipartisan Breakthrough on Housing Bill By Hilary Swab Gawrilow, Director of Federal Policy Last week, I was asked to testify before the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act. Introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetekemeyer (R-MO), H.R....

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Bill Introduced to Help Youth, Keep Families Together

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