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.

Veteran Supportive Housing Opens in Kokomo, Indiana

Veteran Supportive Housing Opens in Kokomo, Indiana

June 9, 2014

On May 22, the Family Service Association (FSA) held the grand opening of Jackson Street Commons, a 27 unit Veteran supportive housing development near downtown Kokomo, IN. Mayor Goodnight expressed in his remarks that "This project is so good for our community in so many ways. I really do feel that it brought our community together and it infused millions of dollars into this neighborhood while creating a place for Veterans to call home." FSA Executive...

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CSH Leads Housing and Health Integration Trainings in New York

CSH Leads Housing and Health Integration Trainings in New York

June 4, 2014

With the generous support from the New York State Health Foundation, CSH recently wrapped up a 7-part statewide training series on housing and health integration. As NYS seeks to redesign its Medicaid program and how health care services are being delivered, both providers and policy-makers alike are realizing the critical role supportive housing plays in stabilizing individuals with very complicated health needs. The Housing as Health Care – New...

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Supportive Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Muncie, IN

Supportive Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Muncie, IN

June 4, 2014

Mayor Dennis Tyler welcomed the community to the Walnut Commons ground breaking ceremony on May 29th, and read a proclamation stating at the City of Muncie is committed to ending homelessness and sees permanent supportive housing as one of the most critical elements to a comprehensive strategy. Click here to read the full proclamation. This 44 unit supportive housing development will house Veterans who are experiencing homelessness and those who are...

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Campaign for 30,000 Supportive Housing Units for New York’s Most Vulnerable

Campaign for 30,000 Supportive Housing Units for New York’s Most Vulnerable

May 30, 2014

Yesterday, CSH helped kick-off the campaign for the fourth NY/NY supportive housing initiative, the "Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing," with over one hundred advocates, tenants and supportive housing providers taking the steps of New York's City Hall. Supportive housing has consistently proven to be the most successful and cost-effective solution to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. But there is not nearly enough supply to meet the...

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CSH Works with Indianapolis to Develop Coordinated Access System

CSH Works with Indianapolis to Develop Coordinated Access System

May 29, 2014

Earlier this month, CSH facilitated a two-day Charrette on Coordinated Access in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contracting with CHIP (Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis), 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 creating a plan for implementation. The...

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CSH in Portland to Facilitate Community Meeting on Access to Healthcare

CSH in Portland to Facilitate Community Meeting on Access to Healthcare

May 29, 2014

On May 9th, CSH facilitated a half day Charrette focused on health care in Portland sponsored by County Commissioner Liesl Wendt.  The event, titled “Beyond Enrollment” focused on coordinating services and resources for high priority, underserved populations.  Over 180 people attended the Charrette to hear from Coordinated Care Organizations, non-profit providers, and community health workers on how best to provide access to care and resources. ...

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CSH Helping Las Vegas with Coordinated Access

CSH Helping Las Vegas with Coordinated Access

May 29, 2014

Earlier this month, CSH facilitated a Charrette on Coordinated Access in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contracting with Clark County, 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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Bringing Housing to Scale: A Study on the Housing Needs of Bronx Frequent Users

Bringing Housing to Scale: A Study on the Housing Needs of Bronx Frequent Users

May 29, 2014

CSH Senior Program Manager Pascale Leone recently co-authored an article with Jane Jones, PhD, ACLS Public Fellow/Program Analyst, BronxWorks for Behavioral Health News on the need for supportive housing in New York to meet the needs of frequent users and decrease costs to public systems. In addition to the article highlighting the recent efforts in New York on Medicaid Redesign, the article summarizes a recent report by the Bronx Health and Housing...

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California Voters – Prop 41 for Veterans Affordable Housing

California Voters – Prop 41 for Veterans Affordable Housing

May 23, 2014

On Tuesday, June 3, voters in California can approve 7,000 affordable housing opportunities for homeless and at-risk Veterans. Watch this video for more information and visit Yes on Proposition 41 for more information.  

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As Donovan is Tapped for OMB, We Thank Him for His Tenure at HUD

As Donovan is Tapped for OMB, We Thank Him for His Tenure at HUD

May 23, 2014

CSH wants to thank Secretary Donovan for his leadership at HUD and the critical role he has played in increasing affordable housing for the most vulnerable populations. Donovan has been tapped to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to replace Sylvia Burwell who is headed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Secretary Donovan has done exceptional work at HUD and will be a great ally to have at OMB when it comes to creating...

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