The Pipeline

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.

RFP for PFS-TA on Child Welfare-Involved Families Released

RFP for PFS-TA on Child Welfare-Involved Families Released

August 23, 2017

RFP Submission Deadline Extended to Tuesday, October 10 CSH is seeking eligible and qualified governments and tribes that are interested in receiving intensive technical assistance to determine the feasibility of and move toward implementing a Pay for Success initiative with the aim of addressing housing instability among child welfare involved families. CSH intends to select two Sub-Recipients to receive technical assistance. CSH anticipates that...

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Behavioral Health Partnering with Public Housing

Behavioral Health Partnering with Public Housing

August 19, 2017

On Wednesday, August 16, CSH Director of Health Systems Integration Marcella Maguire teamed up with Stancil Tootle, 1st Vice-President & Legislative Chairman of the National Federation of the Blind, to deliver a webinar focused on how behavioral health services providers can partner with public housing agencies (PHAs), housing owners and housing agents to assist tenants who want to quit smoking. The webinar, sponsored by the National Council...

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SpeakUp! Graduate Brenda Shares Her Powerful Story

SpeakUp! Graduate Brenda Shares Her Powerful Story

August 10, 2017

Brenda proudly worked as a realtor in Chicago and the Western Suburbs for eleven years. During that time she helped many first-time buyers find the home of their dreams and enjoyed helping people make decisions that were good for them and their families. In 2006, she felt overwhelmed and Brenda walked away from everything she knew, including her housing, and began sleeping on commuter trains as she drifted toward greater uncertainty in her life. While...

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New Class of Speak Up Graduate in Illinois

New Class of Speak Up Graduate in Illinois

August 9, 2017

After seven months of building their advocacy and storytelling skills, the newest Speak Up class celebrated their graduation ceremony in Illinois on Saturday. Six individuals who have all experienced homelessness and are now thriving in supportive housing flexed their new skills at graduation, each sharing their personal stories of transformation. From attending numerous advocacy events and monthly training sessions to meeting with their storytelling...

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Housing for Families & Veterans Underway in San Diego

Housing for Families & Veterans Underway in San Diego

August 4, 2017

Vista del Puente Apartments recently broke ground in San Diego, CA. Developed by Townspeople together with National Community Renaissance, Vista del Puente is a three-story, community composed of 52 apartments that will feature one, two and three-bedroom units. Twenty-six of the units will be designated for homeless Veteran households, 12 for homeless families and 13 traditional affordable units will also be provided for individuals and families. CSH...

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Innovate Models In Health and Housing

Innovate Models In Health and Housing

August 3, 2017

The Kresge Foundation and the California Endowment released a final report on Innovate Models In Health and Housing last week. CSH staff contributed greatly to this report. This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships. These two sectors have begun to realize how much they overlap, but while great work has been done...

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Subcontracting Opportunity: Document Translation Services

Subcontracting Opportunity: Document Translation Services

August 3, 2017

Description: CSH is seeking a subcontractor for document, form, and PowerPoint translation services from English to Spanish. Subcontractors will need ability to translate into other languages as needed.  Subcontractors who are certified with CMS' Business Enterprise Program (BEP) are encouraged to apply. Examples of documents for translation can be found at www.csh.org/chicagoces. Vendor Responsibilities: Ensure any questions are brought to CSH...

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New Federal Paper Bolsters One Roof

New Federal Paper Bolsters One Roof

August 3, 2017

A new brief released last month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Child and Family Transitions among Families Experiencing Homelessness reinforces the need for and value of the CSH One Roof initiative. The paper is the fourth in a series that uses Family Options Study data to look at families’ experiences in the 20 months following a shelter stay. The brief supports the idea that housing and family instability are related,...

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Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative

Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative

August 3, 2017

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, has released two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative.  Through new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures, the new initiative will create 500 units of affordable housing.  The RFQs, which were released July 28, 2017, seek four development teams and one community-based...

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Improving Health: Better Targeting of Supportive Housing

Improving Health: Better Targeting of Supportive Housing

July 25, 2017

By CSH New York Program Director Kristin Miller, MSW, and Associate Director Pascale Leone, MPP New York has demonstrated a strong commitment to addressing social determinants of health. At the center of this effort is supportive housing, which combines stable, affordable housing with services to meet the needs of homeless individuals facing multiple complex challenges like serious mental illness, substance use disorders and chronic medical conditions....

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RFP for PFS-TA on Child Welfare-Involved Families Released

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