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.

Supportive Housing Academy Focuses on Quality

Supportive Housing Academy Focuses on Quality

May 21, 2014

CSH held the 2nd annual Supportive Housing Academy in Illinois from May 12 - 16th. Over 50 attendees representing four states participated in this week long training seminar, focused on both leasing and developing quality supportive housing. Topics ranged from providing services to coordinating key partners to financing supportive housing. Guest speakers and panelists were brought in to budgeting, IL consent decrees, and  tenant leadership. Victor...

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CSH Invests in Family Supportive Housing in Washington, D.C.

CSH Invests in Family Supportive Housing in Washington, D.C.

May 21, 2014

The need for housing for homeless families in Washington D.C. is at an all time high. THC  was looking to rehab an existing property in D.C. into a 36-unit integrated housing project targeted for families at risk of homelessness with special needs. When looking for financing, THC came to CSH and we recently approved a $350,000 predevelopment loan to cover professional fees and other costs associated with the development of Delta Commons. In addition...

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Homeless Veteran Summit in Danville, IL

Homeless Veteran Summit in Danville, IL

May 21, 2014

On May 15th, CSH facilitated a VISN 11 sponsored Homeless Veteran Summit called A Path to Housing in Danville, IL. This Summit brought together VA staff, housing and service providers, and community leaders to discuss progress and to strategize on the topic of ending Veteran homelessness. Mr. Rivera, the Illiana Health Care System Director (as pictured above), welcomed participants to the Summit and spoke to the importance of collaboration. The program...

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Groundbreaking in Dallas – The Cottages at Hickory Crossing

Groundbreaking in Dallas – The Cottages at Hickory Crossing

May 20, 2014

The Cottages at Hickory Crossing broke ground on April 17th, just half a mile from downtown Dallas. This new permanent supportive housing development will be home to 50 of the most vulnerable people in the Dallas area who are currently experiencing chronic homelessness. The Cottages will successfully house people who live with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder and cycle through jail due to a lack of the type of stability that supportive...

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MN Pay for Success Pilot Presented at National Conference

MN Pay for Success Pilot Presented at National Conference

May 13, 2014

George Stone, CSH Director in Minnesota and Andy McMahon, Managing Director of Government Affairs & Innovations, recently presented at the lunch plenary of the National Human Services Data Consortium 2014 Spring Conference. This panel was moderated by Danielle Wildkress, Senior Program Manager from the CSH in Los Angeles. Andy and George shared the scope of the proposed Minnesota pay for performance pilot and discussed the impact of data quality...

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NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot Featured in the Wall Street Journal

NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot Featured in the Wall Street Journal

May 13, 2014

At the urging of HUD, public housing authorities in communities all over the country have been revisiting their restrictions on formerly incarcerated individuals to support family reunification post-release.  In four of our largest cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York, officials are looking to develop best practices to meet this mandate. In New York City, CSH has partnered with the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) on a pilot program...

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Houston Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

Houston Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

May 7, 2014

Leaders from Houston and Phoenix were invited to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) meeting to share their expertise on how federal partnerships have positively impacted local efforts to end homelessness. CSH’s Mandy Chapman Semple, Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives to Houston Mayor Annise Parker, testified that Houston is on schedule to end Veteran homelessness in 2014 due to a strong partnership between the...

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CSH Statement on New York City Affordable Housing Plan

CSH Statement on New York City Affordable Housing Plan

May 5, 2014

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released his ten year affordable housing plan with a goal of adding 200,000 units of affordable housing across New York's five boroughs. The Mayor's plan also includes supportive housing. "CSH commends Mayor de Blasio and his administration on the release of his unprecedented plan for creating and preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in the City of New York. We especially applaud the Mayor...

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Update on FY2015 Appropriations

Update on FY2015 Appropriations

April 23, 2014

Another key step was taken in the appropriations process last week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its revenue and spending estimates of the President’s FY2015 budget. CBO estimated that estimates generated by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are $4.3 billion lower than what HUD estimated in their budget proposal. In the past, FHA receipts have been used to offset HUD appropriations. Now that CBO has scored the budget request,...

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New York State & CMS Finalize $8B Medicaid Waiver

New York State & CMS Finalize $8B Medicaid Waiver

April 23, 2014

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a final agreement was reached between the state and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This groundbreaking 1115 Medicaid waiver amendment will reinvest $8 billion of the $17.1 billion in federal savings generated by the State’s Medicaid reform efforts. The waiver will transform the state's health care system, bend the Medicaid cost curve and ensure access to quality care...

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