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.

The Message is Clear:  We Must Integrate Housing and Health Care

The Message is Clear: We Must Integrate Housing and Health Care

March 26, 2014

Last week, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosted Dr.  Jeffrey Brenner from Camden Coalition for Health Providers in Camden, New Jersey to engage HUD, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and national advocates, including CSH staff, in a conversation regarding the costs of poorly delivered health care and the connection to affordable housing.   To view the entire event - http://youtu.be/PvttLkMAWF4 Dr. Brenner is...

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Florida – NY Peer to Peer on Supportive Housing for Child Welfare Involved Families

Florida – NY Peer to Peer on Supportive Housing for Child Welfare Involved Families

March 26, 2014

Florida’s Broward County HEART Alliance team participated in a peer-to-peer visit in NYC this week, including a visit to Palladia’s Fox Point in the Bronx, with the purpose of exploring strategies to realize supportive housing in Broward County, discussing best practices for operating scattered site programs, and discussing ways that the child welfare system and supportive housing providers can collaborate. The HEART Alliance is one of five grantees...

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CSH Charrette in Richmond

CSH Charrette in Richmond

March 26, 2014

Earlier this month, CSH facilitated a two-day Charrette on Coordinated Access in Richmond, Virginia. Contracting with Homeward, CSH coordinated weekly meetings with community leaders prior to the event, which informed Charrette topics. The result was a Charrette focused on solidifying the design of a Coordinated Access System and implementing that new system. The intensive discussion process included conversations around community goals, housing models...

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PHA Spotlight on San Diego County

PHA Spotlight on San Diego County

March 26, 2014

The San Diego County Department of Housing and Community Development has created a project-based assistance program to serve 225 homeless and special needs households within the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD). Their goal is to utilize project-based vouchers to address the unique challenges in housing special needs populations by pairing supportive services with housing. The most challenging aspect of implementing this program...

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More Great Results from Returning Home Ohio

More Great Results from Returning Home Ohio

March 20, 2014

Returning Home Ohio, a joint project of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and CSH, has received additional press on its positive outcomes reducing recidivism for persons who have a behavioral health disorder and who upon release from state prison are entering supportive housing. A follow up article published by HUD in Cityscape by the lead evaluator  from the Urban Institute, Jocelyn Fontaine, titled “The Role of Supportive...

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Ending Veteran Homelessness on Long Island – Guest Blog by Ralph Fasano

Ending Veteran Homelessness on Long Island – Guest Blog by Ralph Fasano

March 20, 2014

Ralph Fasano is the Executive Director, Concern for Independent Living In 2011 President Obama, Department of Defense Secretary Eric Shinseki and HUD Secretary  Shaun Donovan announced a five year plan to end veteran homelessness in the United States.  Halfway into this plan the results have been significant.  Veteran homelessness has been reduced by 17.2% The creation of permanent affordable housing with flexible services is an important component...

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CSH is Proud to Introduce Josephine Pufpaff

CSH is Proud to Introduce Josephine Pufpaff

March 19, 2014

CSH is proud to introduce the newest staff member of our Central Region team, Josephine Pufpaff, Senior Project Manager in the Minnesota office. Josephine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at Temple University in Philadelphia and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining CSH, she was the Director of Strategic Design and Evaluation at YouthLink, a non-profit...

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Minnesota Advocacy

Minnesota Advocacy

March 19, 2014

March has been a busy month of advocacy for CSH in Minnesota. On March 3, CSH Minnesota's Director George Stone testified before the Minnesota House regarding the need for $100 million in bonding for affordable housing, including supportive housing, to be used across Minnesota. Mr. Stone's testimony included why supportive housing is both socially and fiscally important to Minnesota, and a moving story of a Minnesota veteran whose life has changed...

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Illinois Supportive Housing Academy

Illinois Supportive Housing Academy

March 13, 2014

CSH is pleased to announce the 2014 Supportive Housing Academy will take place in Chicago from May 12 - 16, 2014. This Academy provides an intensive training on creating new supportive housing projects by encompassing financing, development partnerships, policy, and service design. The Academy condenses the key components of the national and newly updated CSH Dimensions of Quality Supportive Housing Institute into five days of training. Academy...

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Upcoming Training Sessions in Ohio

Upcoming Training Sessions in Ohio

March 12, 2014

Funding Application Training CSH will offer practical, hands on training sessions to a small group of organizations intending to apply to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for funding to create supportive housing. The training will focus on the practical aspects of creating competitive applications. In 2013, 60% of the trained teams who applied for funds from the FHLB were successful, and 80% applying to...

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Coordinated Access in Houston

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