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 Approves First Loans in IL Loan Fund, Bringing Supportive Housing Opportunities Across the State

CSH Approves First Loans in IL Loan Fund, Bringing Supportive Housing Opportunities Across the State

February 6, 2015

Earlier this week CSH approved predevelopment and acquisition funding to create much needed supportive housing in Illinois. Through our new Illinois Supportive and Integrated Housing Loan Fund, CSH is providing the tools and financing necessary to get supportive housing projects up and running. The first two loans are both great examples of bringing supportive housing solutions into a community setting – a goal of both CSH and the state of Illinois. About...

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Homes for All Advocacy in MN

Homes for All Advocacy in MN

February 6, 2015

Rebecca Melang, CSH Program Manager in MN, testified before the Minnesota House on behalf of Homes for All on Tuesday. The key areas she focused on, within the Homes for All campaign, included requests for: 8 million dollars for The Housing Trust Fund, including a pilot for highly mobile youth; 5 million dollar increase to Bridges, ensuring that people who are experiencing homelessness and impacted by mental health challenges have access to stable,...

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BIG Partnerships

BIG Partnerships

February 2, 2015

BIG Partnerships March 31 - April 2 Austin Omni Hotel at Southpark4140 Governor's Row, Austin, Texas 78744 Breaking News: Keynote speakers include Kay Ghahremani, Texas Medicaid Director and Jennifer Ho, HUD Senior Advisor on Housing and Services. BIG Partnerships is: A conference that will build on existing relationships and create new ones among primary and behavioral healthcare leaders, philanthropic funders, and experts and decision-makers...

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President Releases Federal Budget Details

President Releases Federal Budget Details

February 2, 2015

The Obama Administration has released its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Proposal, which will now be considered and debated by the US Congress. Appendix here. CSH is thoroughly examining this 1300 page federal budget blueprint to assess its full impact on supportive housing, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness and unstable housing.  In recent years, the Administration proposed significant increases for the US Department of Housing...

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CSH Welcomes New Staff in Ohio Office

CSH Welcomes New Staff in Ohio Office

February 2, 2015

CSH is adding to our expertise in Ohio. We are proud to announce two new staff members eager to expand our reach and impact. Please join us in welcoming: Janee Jenkins, Program Manager Janee Jenkins joined CSH on January 9. Janee comes to the Ohio office from a Columbus-based behavioral healthcare organization and has developed and managed programs in workforce development and residential services for persons with disabilities. She is an experienced...

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Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Supportive Housing for Ohio

Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Supportive Housing for Ohio

February 2, 2015

This 2014 Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Permanent Supportive Housing  for Ohio is meant to be a catalyst for continued investment and new thinking on how to finance supportive housing development, operations and services. The need for supportive housing continues if local communities want to reduce their numbers of persons and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The case for it continues as the state reduces its...

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Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

January 26, 2015

Liberty Village, a 30 unit supportive housing development in Terre Haute, Indiana will serve frequent users of emergency services and Veterans. Funded by capital and operational support from the Indiana Housing Community Development Authority, this development will be for both individuals and families, with a breakdown of 20 one-bedroom units, 8 two-bedroom units, and 2 three-bedroom units. This project will begin construction on February 1, 2015...

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CSH Welcomes Lisa Castro

CSH Welcomes Lisa Castro

January 21, 2015

CSH is pleased to announce that Lisa Castro has been chosen as the new Director to lead our work in the State of Texas.  Lisa will be responsible for managing partnerships with state agencies and local communities in order to improve capacity throughout the state to house and support vulnerable populations. This will include advocacy to influence policy and system changes as well as increasing the capacity of the supportive housing industry in the...

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CSH Receives Comerica Charitable Foundation Support in MI

CSH Receives Comerica Charitable Foundation Support in MI

January 21, 2015

CSH is pleased to be a recipient of grant funding from Comerica Charitable Foundation. Comerica is committed to community reinvestment and offers awards to projects that will impact issues that are important to the company and communities within their footprint, while responding to the diversity within the population that will be impacted. With this generous award, CSH staff in Michigan will (1) remove barriers to supportive housing, (2) enhance...

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Supportive Housing and Positive Healthcare Outcomes in Texas

Supportive Housing and Positive Healthcare Outcomes in Texas

January 21, 2015

Kelly Opot, Program Manager in Texas, provided training on the importance of the links between permanent supportive housing and positive healthcare outcomes at the RHP 2 1115 Waiver Category 3 Summit. This was held at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and this training is only the beginning of a statewide initiative funded by a grant from the Meadows Foundation to bring together supportive housing and behavioral and primary...

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