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.

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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Harvard Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

Harvard Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

June 25, 2015

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released The State of the Nation's Housing 2015 and this is what it says about our PROGRESS IN REDUCING HOMELESSNESS and the role supportive housing is playing, effectively getting people off our streets and keeping them housed: "The lack of affordable housing in the United States continues to leave nearly 600,000 people homeless. More than a third are people in families, including 130,000...

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HOUSING + HEALTH: STABLE HOMES WITH SERVICES

HOUSING + HEALTH: STABLE HOMES WITH SERVICES

June 24, 2015

An article authored by CSH Senior Program Manager Steven Shum appears in Summer 2015 edition of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Newsletter. HOUSING + HEALTH STABLE HOMES WITH SERVICES: KEY PRESCRIPTION FOR IMPROVED HEALTH By Steven Shum, CSH Taking advantage of health reform, Bay Area communities are integrating healthcare efforts with affordable homes to better serve the most vulnerable individuals. The Corporation...

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Subcontracting Opportunity for Understanding HOPWA Access to Care and Support Outcomes Group Learning Presentation

Subcontracting Opportunity for Understanding HOPWA Access to Care and Support Outcomes Group Learning Presentation

June 22, 2015

CSH is seeking a subcontractor to create a group learning presentation on Understanding HOPWA Access to Care and Support Outcomes. This is United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funded work. The presentation should be a Prezi presentation with a recorded voice over and should last no longer than 10 minutes.  The presentation should include the following topics: What ACS Outcomes are and what they represent How to complete the...

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Connecticut’s Barbara Geller, A Supportive Housing Pioneer

Connecticut’s Barbara Geller, A Supportive Housing Pioneer

June 15, 2015

Word out of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is Barbara Geller is retiring as director of the Statewide Services Division. For more than 20 years, Barbara has been a partner with CSH and a dedicated champion of programs meeting the diverse, unique mental health and addiction services needs of her state’s most vulnerable people, including those facing homelessness and other forms of housing instability. In...

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New Medicaid Resources from CSH Focus on State Efforts

New Medicaid Resources from CSH Focus on State Efforts

June 15, 2015

CSH has created four new resources examining  how states are using and are looking to use Medicaid for supportive housing. The new resources include a deeper look at New York State's activities, a new Crosswalk focused on Arizona, and two new overviews on Medicaid usage for housing unit creation and supportive housing services.   SUMMARY OF STATE ACTION: MEDICAID AND HOUSING UNIT CREATION JUNE 2015 As states and communities look to target...

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Project 25 Report: Housing Homeless Reduces Costs

Project 25 Report: Housing Homeless Reduces Costs

June 15, 2015

  Tommie Faccio, 57, found housing two years ago as part of Project 25. He has degenerative arthritis and prior to having a home and access to regular medical care, he averaged at least two ambulance trips to emergency rooms per month. Photo credit: Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune   Project 25 out of San Diego, California, has issued its final report. Originally designed to offer a pathway off the streets for 25 (then increased...

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CSH Recognized at CT “Reaching Home” Awards Dinner

CSH Recognized at CT “Reaching Home” Awards Dinner

June 15, 2015

  At the "Reaching Home" celebration dinner held last week in Connecticut, Cathy Zall was awarded The Rev. Richard Schuster Housing Advocacy Award. In her remarks, she calls out the special assistance and attention she and her organization received from CSH. Cathy is the Executive Director of the New London Homeless Hospitality Center in New London Connecticut. Cathy Zall: I am honored, but quite frankly surprised, to be standing here tonight. ...

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Hundreds Rally to Call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to Create More Supportive Housing for Homeless

Hundreds Rally to Call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to Create More Supportive Housing for Homeless

June 15, 2015

Hundreds rallied in front of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Office in midtown last week to call for fully funding supportive housing. Supportive housing – housing which is combined with mental health and other support services – is proven to be cost-effective and successful in reducing homelessness for vulnerable New Yorkers. Every unit of supportive housing built saves more than $10,000 per year in taxpayer dollars through the reduced use of...

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Houston Ends Veteran Homelessness

Houston Ends Veteran Homelessness

June 1, 2015

CSH President & CEO Deb De Santis with Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Houston Coalition for the Homeless President & CEO Marilyn Brown, and officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and US Department of Housing and Urban Development.         Deb De Santis, President & CEO of CSH, speaks last September in Houston, Texas, lauding the community partnership that worked together to build an infrastructure...

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