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.

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 pursing 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 in the News – October

CSH in the News – October

November 1, 2013

San Diego Source, October 10 Brown Should Sign Local-Control Bill on Housing In the months after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed to dissolve California’s redevelopment agencies, he spoke frequently of his desire to return control to local communities. Nearly two years later, the governor is considering a bill that would do just that. We call on Gov. Brown to demonstrate his commitment to local control by signing AB 1229, letting local governments determine...

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CSH Presents at NAHRO National Conference

CSH Presents at NAHRO National Conference

October 29, 2013

Andy McMahon, Debbie Thiele and Amber Buening represented CSH at the NAHRO National Conference in Cleveland.  At the event, Andy presented a session with Melanie Gillespie, a key partner from Comprehensive Healthcare. Their session, entitled Housing and Healthcare: Affordable Care Act Opportunities, highlighted opportunities for collaboration related to Medicaid enrollment for residents, state demonstration programs, and supportive housing. Debbie...

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McKinley Grove Opens Doors

McKinley Grove Opens Doors

October 29, 2013

As previously reported in the Pipeline (see related story) , McKinley Grove, a new supportive housing project in Ohio continues to make the news!  The project was recently showcased in the September 2013 Issue of the SUITES Magazine for the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association.  McKinley Grove Publication (NOAA) Karen McLeod, Executive Director, expressed sincere appreciation of all of CSH’s support, which helped her organization open the doors...

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2013 Ohio Partners Luncheon

2013 Ohio Partners Luncheon

October 25, 2013

CSH hosted a Partners Luncheon to celebrate successes, recognize leaders and effective partnerships across the state, network with our peers, and learn about research results that demonstrate the impact of supportive housing nationally, in our state, and locally. This was an opportunity for the supportive housing industry – funders, investors, nonprofit service providers, policymakers, and housing developers – to come together, network, and reaffirm...

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