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.

Speak Up Advocates to Present at Alliance Conference

Speak Up Advocates to Present at Alliance Conference

June 30, 2015

CSH Speak Up Advocates are set to present at the upcoming National Conference on Ending Homelessness, including CSH Board Member and Advocate Dorothy Edwards.  Advocates will present in the Microsession  Including the Consumer Voice in Planning and Administration(SA) - details are below. Our tenant advocates will also participate in the Hill Day activities, speaking with their Congressional Representatives and Senators on the need for supportive...

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CSH Helps Cambridge MA Address Homelessness

CSH Helps Cambridge MA Address Homelessness

June 30, 2015

“We’re working to develop a set of recommendations on what we can actually do about homelessness,” Ellen Semonoff told a gathering of about 20 people at the Cambridge Community Center Thursday evening, June 25. Ms. Semonoff is Assistant City Manager for the City of Cambridge's Department of Human Service Programs. The meeting was the second of two held last week that are part of a CSH process called a charrette, a multi-stage community effort...

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Housing Veterans

Housing Veterans

June 29, 2015

The first Stand Down was held in San Diego, CA in 1988. Today, more than 200 Stand Downs are held across the country each year. Stand Downs give Veterans the opportunity to access countless resources all in one place. The 2015 Chicago Stand Down was held at the General Jones National Guard Armory on June 26 and 27. Veterans in the Chicago area had access to many services including medical care, legal assistance, food, haircuts, employment assistance,...

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CSH Facilitates Implementation Meeting for Boston Mayor’s Action Plan

CSH Facilitates Implementation Meeting for Boston Mayor’s Action Plan

June 29, 2015

CSH facilitated an intensive Implementation Planning Meeting in Boston, MA to effect the innovative solutions presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Task Force on Individual Homelessness. Two members of the Mayor's Task Force are well-respected experts from CSH. For the planning meeting, staff from CSH's New England and Texas field offices worked with over two dozen dedicated local housing and service providers and City representatives to translate...

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CMS Issues Bulletin on Using Medicaid for Supportive Services

CMS Issues Bulletin on Using Medicaid for Supportive Services

June 26, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has released an Informational Bulletin intended to assist states in designing Medicaid benefits, and to clarify the circumstances under which Medicaid reimburses for certain housing-related activities, with the goal of promoting community integration for individuals with disabilities, older adults needing long term services and supports (LTSS), and those...

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The Road Home

The Road Home

June 26, 2015

Driving a van around the business district of downtown Detroit looking for people in need of housing may seem like an unusual job, but for James Carey this is how he changes people's lives. James is a case manager for The Road Home, an outreach crisis unit at Neighborhood Service Organization providing support for people experiencing homelessness with many barriers. James and his team engage people on the streets and provide intensive case management...

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Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow

June 26, 2015

Construction is under way for the Southwick Apartment project. Over The Rainbow, the project sponsor and nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible housing for adults with disabilities , is developing a 40 unit, fully accessible affordable housing development in Matteson, Illinois. The Southwick Apartments will be 100 percent ADA compliant and house low-income adults, some of whom depend on wheelchairs for mobility or have a need for mobility features....

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OrgCode, Community Solutions & CSH Launch Next Step Tool for Youth

OrgCode, Community Solutions & CSH Launch Next Step Tool for Youth

June 26, 2015

The Next Step Tool for Homeless Youth The Next Step Tool for Homeless Youth, or Next Step Tool, integrates the TAY Triage Tool, developed by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) through research by Eric Rice, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Southern California, with the VI-SPDAT, created by Community Solutions and OrgCode Consulting, Inc. The TAY Triage Tool predicts which youth are most likely to experience long-term homelessness,...

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Funders Spotlight: The New York Community Trust

Funders Spotlight: The New York Community Trust

June 26, 2015

The New York Community Trust works to make New York City a vital and secure place in which to live and work. The Trust tackles nearly all aspects of life in New York City, including addressing the needs of homeless youth and families. Committed to sticking with significant issues that don't lend themselves to quick or easy solutions, the Trust takes on projects that utilize new approaches to long-standing issues and that tackle emerging problems...

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Groundbreaking: PhilHaven Supportive Housing

Groundbreaking: PhilHaven Supportive Housing

June 26, 2015

Rosemont, Ill. CSH staff, along with several local officials and financing partners, joined together this week to celebrate the groundbreaking for PhilHaven, a new 50-unit affordable and supportive housing development located in Wheeling, Illinois. Under development by a partnership formed by Daveri Development Group LLC and Kenneth Young Center, the three-story building will comprise 57,174-square-feet of living space. The first floor will feature...

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