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HUD Publishes FY2013-FY2014 CoC NOFA

HUD Publishes FY2013-FY2014 CoC NOFA

December 4, 2013

On November 22, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Available (NOFA). The CoC Application submission deadline is 7:59:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, February 3, 2014. This CoC application will apply to both FY 2013 and FY 2014 fiscal year appropriations. The FY2013-FY2014 NOFA clearly lays out HUD’s homeless policy and program priorities, including an emphasis...

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Stories of Impact: Sequestration

Stories of Impact: Sequestration

December 4, 2013

We have been working with our partners in the field to advocate the need to reverse sequestration in the ongoing Congressional budget debate.  The Budget Conference Committee is currently meeting to come to an agreement on how federal programs, such as HUD's homeless assistance and Housing Choice Voucher, will be funded from January - September in 2014 and finding a way to end sequestration.   It is unlikely that a sweeping budget agreement will...

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CSH Leads HEARTH Act Implementation Training Effort for Mid-Atlantic Region HUD grantees

CSH Leads HEARTH Act Implementation Training Effort for Mid-Atlantic Region HUD grantees

December 3, 2013

CSH staff members Nicole Bahena and Colleen Velez delivered a day long training for Continuum of Care (CoC) grantees and lead agencies from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Delivered nationally as part of a HUD funded Technical Assistance plan to help communities understand implications of the HEARTH Act, the regional HUD office asked CSH to tailor its materials to focus on transitional housing in light...

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Case Manager Story Share: Lyla – Washtenaw County FUSE

Case Manager Story Share: Lyla – Washtenaw County FUSE

November 26, 2013

Lyla Ryckman Green, an Intensive Case Manager with the Washtenaw FUSE programFeatured with two of her co-workers who are also a part of the FUSE team with coworkers Diana Clifford, Outreach Coordinator (rt), and Shane Kirk, ICM (lft) I began working in supportive housing with the Washtenaw FUSE program in April of 2013 after spending four years working in a detox facility doing counseling.  I’ve worked in a variety of non-profit settings for the...

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CSH Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Practices

CSH Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Practices

November 26, 2013

CSH was recently awarded the Silver Prize at the New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, recognizing our achievements in management and financial practices. An integral part of our work that often goes without public recognition are the internal systems that allow us to achieve our mission of providing supportive housing opportunities for those most in need.  As an organization, investments in our staff and internal...

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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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CSH in the News - November

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