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.

CSH to Present at NAHRO Conference and USICH Symposium in Baltimore this Month

CSH to Present at NAHRO Conference and USICH Symposium in Baltimore this Month

October 9, 2014

CSH will be at the 2014 NAHRO National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, October 16-18 and the NAHRO/USICH ending Homelessness Symposium on October 18-19.  Come to one of our sessions and learn strategies to serve vulnerable people and end homelessness in your community. On Friday, October 17, at 2:30pm, Maximizing HA Authority to House Medically Vulnerable Homeless Clients: A Story from Los Angeles will  help attendees understand how to identify...

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CSH Launches Pilot to Identify Homeless Youth in CT

CSH Launches Pilot to Identify Homeless Youth in CT

October 9, 2014

Two experienced youth-serving providers in Connecticut underwent training to launch a new effort to identify homeless youth at the greatest risk of experiencing long-term homelessness. The Youth Continuum in New Haven and The Connection, Inc. in Hartford will deliver a questionnaire to at least 120 youth, with the goal of utilizing the data to inform housing and services capacity planning for youth transitioning out of state care or otherwise experiencing...

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Crawford Apartments Wins Lt. Governor’s Award

Crawford Apartments Wins Lt. Governor’s Award

October 9, 2014

Crawford Apartments, a 25 unit supportive housing development in Bloomington, Indiana, was recognized with the Lt. Governor's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing and Community Development (Urban) at the Annual Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development. Named after Mr. Frank “Road Dog” Crawford, a gentleman who passed away while experiencing homelessness in Bloomington, the development targets people who have faced...

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Substance Use Treatment & Housing Forum – CSH and National Council Bring Together Leaders from Across the Country

Substance Use Treatment & Housing Forum – CSH and National Council Bring Together Leaders from Across the Country

October 8, 2014

Stable housing is an essential component of recovery. Yet, many individuals with substance use problems face multiple barriers to accessing housing and the supports necessary to engage in the recovery process while living with addiction. People suffering from addiction must have access to a comprehensive array of housing options that includes permanent, affordable, barrier free housing options as well as sober or transitional housing options ensuring...

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A New Age in Financing Mixed Affordable & Supportive Housing in New York City

A New Age in Financing Mixed Affordable & Supportive Housing in New York City

October 8, 2014

Earlier this week CSH, in partnership with Hudson Housing Capital and Nixon Peabody, hosted a discussion centered on financing affordable and supportive housing development in New York City. Joined by representatives from New York City and State agencies, the group discussed how their resources can work and are working together in this current environment of blended financing. Panelists discussed key highlights of what developers should know about...

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CSH Presents at the North American Housing “Innovation in Action” Conference

CSH Presents at the North American Housing “Innovation in Action” Conference

October 6, 2014

On September 25, CSH’s Kristin Miller and Pascale Leone of New York participated in the 7th Annual North American Housing and Special Needs Populations Conference in Niagara Falls. The conference, themed “Innovations in Action”, brought together over 250 conference attendees from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada. Kristin Miller helped to kick off the events as a panelist on the opening panel, “Innovations in Action – Plans...

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Advocates in NJ Looking to Expand Housing First Statewide

Advocates in NJ Looking to Expand Housing First Statewide

October 3, 2014

This past week, advocates for supportive housing and the Housing First model found a new champion in Assemblyman Louis Greenwald who is looking to expand Housing First in the Garden State. In an article by NJ Spotlight, Assemblyman Greenwald articulated the need to serve the state's homeless through housing and services to both improve lives and reduce costs generated by trips to the emergency room and other emergency systems. “By giving them the...

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CSH Becomes a HRSA Training & Technical Assistance Provider for Community Health Centers Nationwide

CSH Becomes a HRSA Training & Technical Assistance Provider for Community Health Centers Nationwide

October 2, 2014

In July 2014, CSH was awarded its first-ever National Cooperative Agreement grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This three-year opportunity broadens the scope of CSH’s relationship with community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs), nationwide allowing CSH to provide training and technical assistance activities related to improving care...

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CSH Applauds HUD Action on VASH-PBVs

CSH Applauds HUD Action on VASH-PBVs

September 24, 2014

Among other changes, CSH has been urging the HUD to make it easier to “project-base” Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers to enhance what is already an effective tool in our quest to end veterans homelessness. To that end, we are pleased that HUD has announcedit is providing an additional $4.2 million in VASH-Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) to twenty-two Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). HUD had originally created a $7 million set-aside...

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Congress Must Approve More HUD Funds

Congress Must Approve More HUD Funds

September 24, 2014

CSH believes a stop-gap Continuing Resolution (CR) for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at FY 2014 funding levels, or less, is inadequate to address growing housing needs. We encourage congressional leaders to instead pass a full FY 2015 HUD bill increasing resources for homeless people and other vulnerable populations through McKinney-Vento and similar programs. Just last week, the US Senate approved the House-passed CR that...

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