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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.

CSH Shines at Annual SHANJ Meeting

CSH Shines at Annual SHANJ Meeting

February 3, 2016

The 18th Annual Meeting of the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHANJ) was held today, and CSH was there to present on the topics of Child Welfare Involved Family and Youth Supportive Housing innovations in New Jersey. CSH led a two-part panel focused on the innovations used by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) to develop supportive housing initiatives for child welfare involved families and youth aging out of care....

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QAP 2015 – Housing Credit Policies

QAP 2015 – Housing Credit Policies

February 3, 2016

Housing Credit Policies in 2015 CSH Report Details State Qualified Action Plans   In its "Housing Credit Policies in 2015 that Promote Supportive Housing" report, CSH found that virtually every Housing Credit agency fosters some form of supportive housing development through its Housing Credit program. For this report, which builds on analyses done in prior years, CSH examined 56 Qualified Action Plans (QAPs). The report includes a summary of...

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H.R. 3700 Passes U.S. House!

H.R. 3700 Passes U.S. House!

February 3, 2016

U.S. House Acts in Bipartisan, Unanimous Fashion Approves Legislation to Improve Programs Helping Families & Youth CSH and our partners were heavily involved in the early stages of H.R. 3700 and the advocacy efforts that followed. The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, which passed the U.S. House unanimously last evening, contains provisions that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of critical rental assistance programs...

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Keys to Supportive Housing

Keys to Supportive Housing

February 2, 2016

What is needed to create supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities? CSH brought together important stakeholders and facilitated a state-wide convening in Springfield, IL -- Keys to Supportive Housing -- and uncovered the answers. Lore Baker, Illinois Department of Human Services Statewide Housing Coordinator, spoke about a pilot project that will house 50 adults in affordable housing that include the Section...

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CSH Supports “Project One For All” Proposal in San Diego

CSH Supports “Project One For All” Proposal in San Diego

January 29, 2016

CSH joins with San Diego County Supervisors to unveil "Project One For All" proposal. San Diego County officials have embraced an initiative - "Project One For All" - to create a partnership between communities, the local housing commission and nonprofit organizations to give homeless people facing mental illness access to housing and a full spectrum of services. Their goal is to create "head-to-toe services for homeless people with mental illness." County...

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Indiana Legislature Moving to Help Homeless

Indiana Legislature Moving to Help Homeless

January 27, 2016

CSH and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) appeared today before members of the Indiana House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs to urge passage of Indiana House Bill 1380. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Donna Harris and co-authored by Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, Rep. John Bartlett, and Rep. David Frizzell, establishes the Indiana housing first program to provide housing and support services for eligible homeless...

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Meet the CSH Board: Sandra Forquer-Dransfield

Meet the CSH Board: Sandra Forquer-Dransfield

January 26, 2016

Now retired, Ms. Forquer was the Vice President for Government Affairs at OptumHealth.  Why did you join the CSH Board? It was an honor to be invited to join the board and I was pleased that the executive staff and Board were interested in recruiting someone whose expertise was not in housing, but was in managed care. CSH’s mission is spot on – ending homelessness is a major, if not the most critical element in giving persons, especially those...

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Pay for Success Advances in Denver

Pay for Success Advances in Denver

January 26, 2016

With the Denver City Council’s approval of two Pay for Success contracts, Denver will begin to provide new supportive housing and wraparound services to 250 chronically homeless individuals. Through a unique financing program called Social Impact Bonds, Denver will use funds from lenders to serve chronically homeless individuals who frequently use the city’s emergency services. CSH has been tapped as the project manager. Mayor Hancock Announces...

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CSH Guest Blog

CSH Guest Blog

January 25, 2016

HUD Releases FUP-FSS Demonstration to Help At-Risk Young Adults Transition to Adulthood CSH Guest Blog by: Todd Lloyd, Senior Policy Associate, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; and Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare   Recently, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released PIH Notice 2016-01, allowing Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to participate in a demonstration...

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CSH Minnesota Team Meets US Senator Franken

CSH Minnesota Team Meets US Senator Franken

January 25, 2016

The CSH office in Minnesota joined with other affordable and supportive housing advocates for an informational session with US Senator Al Franken (MN) this past Saturday. The purposes of this meeting were to highlight projects that connect housing with integrated health and social services, and to explore opportunities to build on and expand this type of work throughout the nation. As a result of the meeting, Senator Franken has committed to return...

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