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Welcome to the CSH 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.

Connecting the Dots: Aging-Homeless-Supportive Housing

Connecting the Dots: Aging-Homeless-Supportive Housing

September 28, 2016

More Older Adults Spending "Golden Years" in Homelessness, The Columbus Dispatch. Click here to access full story. Approximately half of the people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. are 50 years and older and in the next decade this number is projected to increase by 33%. As communities across the country are working to end homelessness, local leaders are recognizing we must actively plan for an aging population that is facing significant...

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Healthy Aging Toolkit – A Changing Tide

Healthy Aging Toolkit – A Changing Tide

September 28, 2016

What is often referred to as the “invisible population,” (homeless and formerly homeless elders[1] age 50 and older), can no longer be overshadowed or overlooked. The population has grown significantly - nearly half all single homeless adults are over age 50. The median age of homelessness has risen steadily[2] and the trend shows no signs of reversing. Projections indicate that the number of vulnerable elders will in fact double by 2050.[3]...

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Healthy Aging Toolkit

Healthy Aging Toolkit

September 28, 2016

Table of Contents (Click on the corresponding Link below to access the Chapter of your choice or download the full PDF version of the Toolkit by clicking here.) Introduction: A Changing Tide     Link The Unique and Changing Needs of Vulnerable Elders     Link Supportive Housing and Vulnerable Elders     Link Healthy Aging in Quality Supportive Housing: Services – Designing a Services Program     Link Healthy Aging in Quality Supportive...

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Healthy Aging Toolkit

Healthy Aging Toolkit

September 28, 2016

Table of Contents (Click on the corresponding Link below to access the Chapter of your choice or download the full PDF version of the Toolkit by clicking here.) Appendix A: Program and Project Profiles     Link Appendix B: Resources     Link

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New Hampshire’s Frequent Service Utilizers Issue Brief

New Hampshire’s Frequent Service Utilizers Issue Brief

September 27, 2016

In 2016, communities in New Hampshire saw an increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness with significant health issues that often require a higher level of care. Advocates quickly realized that the current systems lacked the appropriate housing and services capacities to meet the growing needs. These gaps resulted in prolonged suffering for individuals faced with housing instability and chronic health conditions, and in significant...

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CSH Medicaid Crosswalk for New Hampshire

CSH Medicaid Crosswalk for New Hampshire

September 27, 2016

The just released New Hampshire Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Crosswalk examines the extent to which services covered under New Hampshire’s Medicaid program align with supportive housing services for adults with significant needs. CSH conducted this Medicaid Crosswalk with funding from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, in partnership with Families in Transition and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Several...

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Celebrating Connie Tempel

Celebrating Connie Tempel

September 21, 2016

Tonight, community leaders, officials, advocates and providers will gather to pay tribute to Connie Tempel, who recently retired from CSH.  When someone as wonderful and caring as Connie retires, there are mixed emotions. On the one hand, she’s worked hard and has given so much of herself to advancing supportive housing. We gratefully accept her many contributions and admit to ourselves that she’s earned and deserves time to herself – for her...

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Helping Aging New Yorkers

Helping Aging New Yorkers

September 20, 2016

To help some of our most vulnerable neighbors, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., and the Mizuho USA Foundation, Inc., of Mizuho Bank have partnered with CSH to ensure that quality affordable housing combined with support services is available to older New Yorkers. ”We are committed to investing in a healthier future for older New Yorkers,” said Julio A. Urbina, PhD, MPH, Vice President, Director, Healthy Aging Program, The Fan...

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New CSH Harm Reduction Institute to Launch in Connecticut

New CSH Harm Reduction Institute to Launch in Connecticut

September 20, 2016

Recognizing that harm reduction is a key element of supportive housing, CSH is launching a Harm Reduction Institute (HRI) for select supportive housing service providers in Connecticut through the generous support of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).  Through six interactive training sessions, the HRI will build capacity among supportive housing providers (leadership, management and direct service staff)...

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Are you ready for PFS?

Are you ready for PFS?

September 15, 2016

Pay for Success combines the best of innovative financing with community partnerships. While this is a strength of the approach, anyone who has worked in ‘innovation’ or ‘partnerships’ knows the main drawback: this takes time. How much time? We estimate 6-12 months for a feasibility study that leaves communities with all the pieces in place to structure a PFS transaction. The tools we introduce in the next two posts aim to help you finish...

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Connecting the Dots: Aging-Homeless-Supportive Housing

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