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.

Chronic Homelessness in San Diego

Chronic Homelessness in San Diego

November 25, 2013

Housing Authorities across the country are partnering to lead efforts to end homelessness. The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) recently issued a Request for Proposals for 150 sponsor-based vouchers for homeless and chronically homeless individuals in downtown San Diego.  The latest commitment of vouchers is part of the SDHC’s commitment to addressing homelessness in San Diego. Last year, SDHC committed vouchers to Home Again's “Project 25”...

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I Love Living Here – From a Tenant’s Point of View

I Love Living Here – From a Tenant’s Point of View

November 25, 2013

"I can tell you exactly how much I love living here. First, let me ask you what your favorite food is,” Durrell inquired as we sat in a lounge at the Crawford Apartments in Bloomington, IN. “I sincerely enjoy lasagna,” I responded. “Exactly ─ living here is like eating the best piece of lasagna. I just love it,” he reported before taking me on a tour of the building that ended with showing me his own apartment. Crawford Apartments is a...

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Peer to Peer Brings Southern Cities Together around FUSE

Peer to Peer Brings Southern Cities Together around FUSE

November 20, 2013

On November 12, representatives from Harris County (Houston) and Travis County (Austin), TX, and Richmond, VA, visited Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), NC, to learn about their new Frequent User Systems Engagement (FUSE) initiative, called MeckFUSE. All three visiting communities are in the exciting time of planning for initiatives that use supportive housing to break the cycle between homelessness and incarceration. Richmond, VA – CSH received...

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Spotlight on Chicago Housing Authority

Spotlight on Chicago Housing Authority

November 19, 2013

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) wanted to expand housing options for people who no longer need permanent supportive housing, ensuring that those housing units are targeted to the most vulnerable. Thus, CHA began their “Moving-On” pilot program. “Moving On” is a pilot program that targets persons living in permanent supportive housing who no longer need intensive services and want to move into affordable housing in the community. These...

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NWI Veterans Village Breaks Ground

NWI Veterans Village Breaks Ground

November 19, 2013

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson applauded the North West Indiana Veteran Village development team for acting to end Veteran homelessness at a ground breaking held in Gary on Veterans Day. The development will include 44 units of supportive housing for Veterans, along with a computer room, exercise room, roof garden, and a restaurant that will be open to the public and serve as a training ground for Veterans interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts. Broadway...

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Returning Home – Ohio Builds Upon Success of Pilot

Returning Home – Ohio Builds Upon Success of Pilot

November 18, 2013

In 2006, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) and CSH collaborated to establish Returning Home Ohio, (RHO)  a supportive housing pilot serving offenders leaving state prison who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have a behavioral health disorder. Under CSH oversight, RHO provides rental subsidy and voluntary supportive services through select nonprofit organizations in communities throughout the state of Ohio. ...

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant Supports CSH Work in CT

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant Supports CSH Work in CT

November 14, 2013

CSH would like to thank Bank of America for supporting our Connecticut office with a grant of $7,500. As we work to develop housing solutions to end homelessness and address the needs of the most vulnerable in CT, Bank of America’s investment will enable us to  build local capacity to provide quality supportive housing, develop new  units of supportive housing, as well as well foster systems change to engage mainstream systems to invest in and...

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Housing for Homeless Veterans Opens in Los Angeles

Housing for Homeless Veterans Opens in Los Angeles

November 6, 2013

Co-developed by New Directions and A Community of Friends, participants of CSH’s Opening New Doors Institute, New Directions Sepulveda I and II provides 147 supportive housing opportunities for veterans with histories of homelessness and chronic homelessness in Los Angeles. Two formerly vacant buildings on the Veterans Affairs (VA) Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (VASACC) were transformed into LEED Silver certified buildings that were recently...

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Valley Brook Village Provides Homes for Veterans

Valley Brook Village Provides Homes for Veterans

November 6, 2013

A new supportive housing community for veterans recently opened in New Jersey using the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Enhanced Use Lease, where the VA uses vacant land on their property to develop housing for veterans. Valley Brook Village, located on the VA’s Lyons Campus, will provide 64 units of housing and case-manager based services for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. CSH provided a $2 million construction loan for the...

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CSH Announces Second Veterans Academy for Service Providers

CSH Announces Second Veterans Academy for Service Providers

November 6, 2013

President Obama and his administration has made a commitment to ending veteran homelessness by 2015. In order to achieve this goal, it is imperative that providers work together with veteran’s service agencies to provide care for all veterans. In response to this need CSH recently developed a curriculum for  the Supportive Housing Veteran Training Academy, an eight-session training program targeted to supportive housing providers in New York to...

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CSH Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Practices

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