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.

CSH Congratulates Luzada Hayes of Evansville, IN

CSH Congratulates Luzada Hayes of Evansville, IN

October 30, 2014

Luzada Hayes, Executive Director of Aurora, Inc. located in Evansville, will retire in December 2014 with a myriad of accomplishments seen in the systems she has changed, lives she has touched, and vision she has offered for continued success on the path to end homelessness in her community and across the state of Indiana. Luzada served as the Executive Director of Aurora since 2002, and in that time she led the charge on creating a ten year plan...

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Six Steps To Community Engagement Training in Ohio

Six Steps To Community Engagement Training in Ohio

October 30, 2014

The Six Steps to Community Engagement will help supportive housing project teams create strategies to reduce potential delays and costs that may result from local opposition; develop and learn from a strong peer network; learn what works and what to do when it doesn't; and OHFA's Community Outreach requirement outlined in the Qualified Allocation Plan. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Registration 8:30am, Workshop 9:00am - 4:00pm Doubletree Hotel, 175...

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CSH Names Katie Kitchin Director in Ohio

CSH Names Katie Kitchin Director in Ohio

October 30, 2014

CSH has tapped Catherine "Katie" Kitchin as the Director in Ohio. CSH has made an impact in Ohio, promoting and increasing the development of supportive housing, a proven solution that reduces chronic (longer-term) homelessness and serves many other vulnerable people such as veterans who are homeless, mentally ill persons leaving state institutions, and those reentering communities from jails or prisons. "To date, CSH has invested close to $13 million...

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CSH’s Participation at the NAHRO National Conference and Ending Homelessness Symposium

CSH’s Participation at the NAHRO National Conference and Ending Homelessness Symposium

October 30, 2014

CSH applauds NAHRO for moving the PHA industry forward in learning how to best serve vulnerable populations. NAHRO featured a number of workshops on ending homelessness during it’s national conference in Baltimore, and it hosted the first-ever Symposium on Ending Homelessness in collaboration with USICH. Thanks to a grant from Capital One, CSH was delighted to be able to present at both events. During the conference, Kim Keaton and Susan Lee led...

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Houston/Harris County Permanent Supportive Housing RFP

Houston/Harris County Permanent Supportive Housing RFP

October 28, 2014

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) of the City of Houston has released the Houston/Harris County Permanent Supportive Housing RFP for supportive housing gap financing. This is part of the initiative to create 2,500 new supportive housing units in order to end chronic homelessness in Houston by 2016. All applicants should have a comprehensive service plan. Click here to view the complete application. Available funding includes...

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RFQ Issued Seeking Evaluator for Denver Social Impact Bond

RFQ Issued Seeking Evaluator for Denver Social Impact Bond

October 22, 2014

CSH, Enterprise Community Partners, Social Impact Solutions and the City and County of Denver are pleased to issue a Request for Qualifications related to the evaluation of a social impact investment initiative in Denver that will provide supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals who also struggle with mental health and substance use challenges. The initiative will connect up to 300 chronically homeless individuals that are high utilizers...

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Houston Hosts Central Florida Business & Government Leaders for Knowledge Exchange

Houston Hosts Central Florida Business & Government Leaders for Knowledge Exchange

October 21, 2014

CSH is excited to have facilitated a successful exchange between the leadership of Central Florida and Houston, Texas. Houston, where CSH has been working with the city on their coordinated access system, has seen a dramatic reduction in Veteran and chronic homelessness and is quickly becoming a model city in this effort. Our success working with local communities on changing their systems to better address the needs of vulnerable populations is...

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Meet MISHA – the Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies

Meet MISHA – the Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies

October 16, 2014

Several provisions in the Affordable Care Act are intended to expand access, utilization and delivery of health care and health related services to low-income populations. With an emphasis on home and community based services, and direct efforts to incentivize and support care coordination and systems integration, advocates around the country are working to create new sources of funding for the delivery of supportive housing and homeless services. While...

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Seeking Input for Proposed Legislation in MN

Seeking Input for Proposed Legislation in MN

October 14, 2014

CSH facilitated six community meetings across the state of Minnesota along with the MN Department of Human Services to look specifically at opportunities in Group Residential Housing (GRH) and Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) Housing Assistance to meet the goals of the State’s Olmstead Plan and Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. DHS aims to increase housing options, expand opportunities for people to receive services in the community, improve...

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New Training in Louisville, KY

New Training in Louisville, KY

October 14, 2014

The CSH Supportive Housing Training Center is bringing two workshops to Louisville, KY, on November 20 and 21, 2014. As a leader in the supportive housing field, CSH’s workshops offer some of the most robust training the industry has to offer. Mastering Quality in Supportive Housing (day 1) and/or Effective Targeting (day 2) will help you develop the skills and techniques necessary for implementing best practices and serving your community's most...

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