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 and Healthcare Partnership in IL

Supportive Housing and Healthcare Partnership in IL

August 5, 2014

CSH launched a second year of its Medicaid Capacity Building Initiative for Permanent Supportive Housing. This initiative includes 12 providers who will meet five times for half-day training sessions that will take place between July and November, 2014. Some of the key objectives of the Initiative are to guide participants to: Learn about current and future Medicaid-financed services delivered in SH, and the concepts the State of Illinois and Managed...

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CSH Staff, Advocates and Supportive Housing Tenants Take to the Hill

CSH Staff, Advocates and Supportive Housing Tenants Take to the Hill

July 31, 2014

This week, CSH staff, fellow advocates and supportive housing tenants took to Capitol Hill to meet with Representatives and Senators from across the country.  A group representing the California contingent had a special meeting with new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). (pictured above) Tenant advocates from Los Angeles,  Alleah, Theresa, James and Troy, joined CSH on the Hill Visits. Having legislators hear directly from the individuals...

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CSH Leads Collaborative Process in Developing a Reentry Housing Platform in NYC

CSH Leads Collaborative Process in Developing a Reentry Housing Platform in NYC

July 30, 2014

The de Blasio Administration has demonstrated a commitment to improve policing and corrections practices across New York City.  A recent NY Times article highlighted the high percentage of people with mental health diagnoses in jail at Rikers, and the consequence of a facility and staff who are not equipped to meet their needs. Mayor de Blasio’s appointment of reform-minded Joseph Ponte to Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Corrections and establishment...

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CSH Looks Forward to Working with New HUD Secretary

CSH Looks Forward to Working with New HUD Secretary

July 30, 2014

The United States has a new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Former San Antonio TX Mayor Julián Castro was sworn in as the leader of the 10,000+ employee Department on Monday. Secretary Castro will oversee an almost $50 Billion annual budget and federal efforts to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. Castro takes over from former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, who resigned to become...

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Enhanced Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Skilled Nursing Facility Care- Guest blog by Joshua Bamberger

Enhanced Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Skilled Nursing Facility Care- Guest blog by Joshua Bamberger

July 30, 2014

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH,  is the Associate Clinical Professor Family and Community Medicine, UCSF and Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing In San Francisco, the Department of Public Health has invested heavily in permanent supportive housing using local government funds.  The Direct Access to Housing program of SF DPH opened its first master leased, renovated single room occupancy hotel in January 1999 providing permanent supportive housing...

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PBS NewsHour Hosts Twitter Chat on Ending Chronic Homelessness

PBS NewsHour Hosts Twitter Chat on Ending Chronic Homelessness

July 24, 2014

PBS NewsHour is hosting a Twittter chat today @NewsHour  focused on the topic that gets to the heart of what CSH is all about...solutions that end chronic homelessness. News Hour’s hook for the discussion is a new report released by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty on the criminalization of homelessness in U.S. cities. Over the weekend, NewsHour looked at the Law Center’s findings, which detail why such outdated rules are ineffective. Citing...

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Bi-partisan Legislation Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Programs

Bi-partisan Legislation Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Programs

July 16, 2014

Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) earlier this month to reauthorize and restructure the programs originally created through the Workforce Investment Act in 1998. The legislation consolidated the 15 existing federal training programs; creates common measures for core programs for both adults and youth; mandates single unified state plans; and authorizes appropriations through 2020. More importantly, the legislation...

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Training Will Make the Difference

Training Will Make the Difference

July 16, 2014

Deb De Santis is the President & CEO of CSH As supportive housing has grown to be recognized as an effective intervention for vulnerable populations, so has the need for knowledge dissemination. For several years we have surveyed the supportive housing industry about the challenges and opportunities we were confronting. What we heard time and time again was the overwhelming need for trainings to help stakeholders stay current on best practices...

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Registration Open for Brand New Health E-Class

Registration Open for Brand New Health E-Class

July 10, 2014

CSH is proud to present its first new offering as part of the Supportive Housing Training Center: a new e-class entitled “Understanding Medicaid: A Primer for Homeless Assistance Providers.” This 75-minute e-class will be capped at 30 students to maximize participation opportunities. E-classes are Interactive: Students will be engaging with their other students, the presenters, and/or on-screen activities every few minutes. Students should come...

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CSH Wants to Support Your Integrated Housing Projects in IL

CSH Wants to Support Your Integrated Housing Projects in IL

July 10, 2014

Join CSH staff as we kick-off the Illinois Integrated and Supportive Housing Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, an Initiative supported by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. CSH used the results of the IL Integrated Housing Training-TA-Lending Needs survey from the Spring and follow-up developer interviews to create a training schedule and technical assistance opportunities to support the creation of quality integrated supportive...

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