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.

Celadon Makes Its Debut – WOW!

Celadon Makes Its Debut – WOW!

May 5, 2015

BRIDGE Housing, SVA Architects and their partners marked the grand opening of the Celadon last week in San Diego, California. The 17-story Celadon includes 250 affordable apartments for a multigenerational population. 25 units are reserved for youth aging out of foster care and adults under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) program, and 63 apartments will serve frail seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Residents...

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Connecticut Hosts “Keeping Families Together” Site Visit

Connecticut Hosts “Keeping Families Together” Site Visit

April 29, 2015

This month, The Connection, Inc., a Connecticut-based human service and community development agency, invited CSH, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), and other New Jersey service providers for a site visit to learn about Connecticut’s experience in replicating Keeping Families Together (KFT), a CSH-inspired supportive housing intervention for families at risk of recurring involvement in the child welfare system. The Connection...

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Why Vigilance & Advocacy are Vital

Why Vigilance & Advocacy are Vital

April 27, 2015

blog by CSH President & CEO, Deb De Santis Two recent developments have produced a wave of advocacy pushing for more supportive housing and affordable housing in general. The first in California, where a just released independent analysis by the State Legislature indicates very high housing costs and lack of affordable options are hindering economic growth, and increasing poverty and homelessness there. California has some of the most expensive...

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NJ Notice of Available Funds – RFP for Keeping Families Together

NJ Notice of Available Funds – RFP for Keeping Families Together

April 16, 2015

Request for Proposals for Keeping Families Together - Pilot Program in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and/or Salem County      Please visit http://www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/notices/ for information about this announcement.  

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BIG Partnerships

BIG Partnerships

April 15, 2015

CSH and the Texas Homeless Network (THN) welcomed over 100 guests to the BIG Partnerships conference in Austin on March 31. This three day long conference featured two keynote speakers, Kay Ghahremani, Texas Medicaid Director and Jennifer Ho, HUD Senior Advisor on Housing and Services. BIG Partnerships focused on building existing relationship and creating new relationships among primary and behavioral healthcare leaders, philanthropic funders, and...

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6th Annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Begins

6th Annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Begins

April 15, 2015

The Indiana Supportive Housing Institute began during the first week of April with a focus on supportive housing programs that will address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, people with high medical vulnerability, and frequent users of emergency systems. Five teams are participating in the 2015 Institute from South Bend, Porter County, Lafayette, Bloomington, and New Albany. Ray Lay, an Indiana Certified Recovery Specialist and VA...

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SIF Implementers in CT Achieve Milestone!

SIF Implementers in CT Achieve Milestone!

April 15, 2015

When you're sick and don't have the security of a home to call your own, your health usually falls second to more immediate and pressing needs such as where your next meal is coming from, where you'll seek shelter during the next storm and surviving life on the streets in general. For these reasons, housing as the cornerstone of improved health is the foundation of CSH’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) initiative to provide housing to high-cost...

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CSH Addresses Homelessness In Detroit

CSH Addresses Homelessness In Detroit

April 8, 2015

CSH has been enlisted to help the City of Detroit implement strategies to end veteran and chronic homelessness. Lisa Chapman, Director of the CSH Michigan office explains the partnership this way: “We have assigned one of our staff experts, Meghan Takashima, to work directly within the City’s executive structure as a Senior Homelessness Policy Advisor to Detroit. In this role, Meghan will provide the intensive support Detroit has requested...

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Funder Spotlight: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funder Spotlight: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

April 7, 2015

One of the earliest philanthropic supporters of Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families with Child Welfare Involvement (demonstration), The Annie E. Casey Foundation is committed to helping America’s children enjoy a brighter future. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has dedicated substantial resources to advancing innovation in child welfare, and creating community change for children and their parents. As a...

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Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: 2nd Year Evaluation Report

Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: 2nd Year Evaluation Report

April 7, 2015

CSH is pleased to share the 2nd year report of our Stable Homes, Brighter Futures initiative, a three-year demonstration project to better understand supportive housing for youth and young adults, ages 18-24, also known as transition age youth (TAY).  With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and The California Wellness Foundation, the Stable Homes, Brighter Futures initiative contributes to broader systems-level...

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