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.

Funder Spotlight: Melville Charitable Trust

Funder Spotlight: Melville Charitable Trust

February 25, 2015

The Melville Charitable Trust, which supports solutions to prevent and end homelessness, is an early philanthropic supporter of the CSH Social Innovation Fund Initiative. The backing of the Trust helps CSH promote stable housing as well as access to integrated healthcare for individuals with high levels of medical fragility. As an intermediary for the national Social Innovation Fund, CSH is testing groundbreaking supportive housing models addressing...

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Willow Housing Shovels in Ground

Willow Housing Shovels in Ground

February 25, 2015

CSH is a proud supporter of the new Willow Housing Apartment Project located on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare complex in Menlo Park, California. CSH Senior Loan Officer Toby Lieberman recently attended the ground-breaking ceremony and was recognized for our pre-development loan of $500,000 and technical assistance. The residence will provide affordable, high-quality supportive housing for homeless and at-risk veterans, obviously...

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CSH Helps Camden County Launch ‘Housing First’ Initiative at Cooper University Hospital Community

CSH Helps Camden County Launch ‘Housing First’ Initiative at Cooper University Hospital Community

February 24, 2015

On Monday, February 23, leaders representing a cross-section of state and local government, health care and community-based groups met at Cooper University Hospital’s Roberts Pavilion Lobby to kick-off Camden County’s Housing First initiative aimed at housing 50 homeless, high utilizers of hospital systems over the next two years. CSH is one of the partners implementing this initiative in Camden. The pilot program, once approved, will provide...

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Supportive Housing Academy

Supportive Housing Academy

February 23, 2015

CSH is pleased to present the 2015 Supportive Housing Academy. The Academy will be in Chicago, IL taking place on Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17. The Academy provides an intensive training on creating new supportive housing and improving the quality of existing supportive housing by encompassing financing, development partnerships, policy, and service design. The Academy condenses the key components of the six-month CSH Supportive Housing...

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Housing and Supportive Services for People with Disabilities

Housing and Supportive Services for People with Disabilities

February 20, 2015

Department of Human Services staff members Kristine Davis, GRH Policy Lead, and Julia Welle Ayres, Olmstead Plan Housing Implementation Project Manager, presented an in-depth overview of the proposed GRH/MSA Shelter Needy Reform legislation (the Housing and Supportive Services for Adults with Disabilities proposal). Click here to hear a recording of the webinar, and click here for the materials. View the full GRH/MSA Update page and Governor’s budget...

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FUSE Enters Next Phase in Connecticut

FUSE Enters Next Phase in Connecticut

February 17, 2015

In many communities throughout Connecticut, a diverse group of service providers, advocates, and private and public funders have partnered with the state’s CSH field office to target men and women who cycle in and out of the homeless service and corrections systems for placement in supportive housing. Sophisticated data analyses and aggressive engagement on the ground have enabled communities to reach the most vulnerable and highest cost clients...

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FY2016 Budget Promotes Affordable Housing & Evidence-Based Solutions

FY2016 Budget Promotes Affordable Housing & Evidence-Based Solutions

February 11, 2015

The President’s FY2016 budget proposal invests in programs supporting the highest-need populations, with the goal of improving coordination to ensure effective delivery of services through evidence-based practices that achieve better outcomes for vulnerable families and individuals. The Federal Plan to End Homelessness is featured prominently throughout the budget request, connecting program purposes to assisting homeless populations or helping...

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Incorporating Medicaid into Service Funding Mix

Incorporating Medicaid into Service Funding Mix

February 11, 2015

Supportive housing providers in Chicago are looking to incorporate Medicaid into their services funding mix to better serve highly vulnerable populations. Over the past two years, through the support of the VNA Foundation, CSH has provided training and assistance to over 20 supportive housing providers in the Chicago-metro area to expand knowledge of Medicaid. The topics covered included how Medicaid funds supportive services in Illinois related...

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CT Supportive Housing Providers Score 91% in Quality!

CT Supportive Housing Providers Score 91% in Quality!

February 6, 2015

CSH in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Housing Innovations, just ended the second year of a revamped Supportive Housing Quality Initiative, providing an opportunity to celebrate successes and reflect on various needs for continued technical assistance. DMHAS and CSH developed the CT Quality Standards to ensure tenants receive the best services and supports available and agencies share...

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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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