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.

Massachusetts Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative First in Nation

Massachusetts Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative First in Nation

December 9, 2014

Yesterday was an exciting day for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and Santander Bank. Even more so, it was a very exciting day for hundreds of chronically homeless people who will have their lives changed forever because forward-thinking leaders came together, collaborated, innovated and made the "Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success...

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The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing and Council Members Call for Urgent Action on Supportive Housing Agreement

The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing and Council Members Call for Urgent Action on Supportive Housing Agreement

December 8, 2014

CSH joined our Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing partners and New York City Councilmembers on the steps of City Hall today in support of a resolution calling on Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to quickly negotiate and sign a fourth ”New York/New York Agreement.” The campaign is urging the commitment of state and city resources to create 30,000 units of supportive housing in the next 10 years in an effort to meet the growing need of supportive housing...

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Mayor de Blasio’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System Plan Released

Mayor de Blasio’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System Plan Released

December 4, 2014

CSH applauds the Administration’s plans to address the high number of people in need of mental health treatment who cycle in and out of New York City’s jails. Mayor de Blasio’s plan significantly expands public health services at almost every step of the criminal justice system. The plan cites a report on 400 New Yorkers who have been admitted to jail more than 18 times in the last five years and present an even higher prevalence of mental...

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MI Hosts Mexican Government Delegation

MI Hosts Mexican Government Delegation

December 3, 2014

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), in conjunction with Michigan State University, hosted a delegation of 17 Mexican federal and state government officials. At this convening, Mexican leaders learned about effective strategies used in the state of Michigan to end homelessness, including a focus on the intervention of supportive housing for the most vulnerable Michigan residents who require both affordable housing and flexible,...

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IL Supportive Housing Institute Finale

IL Supportive Housing Institute Finale

December 2, 2014

The CSH Supportive Housing Institute Finale took place on November 19th in Springfield, IL, representing the culmination of a four month training series for 11 teams from across the state. Each team offered a presentation in order to share future plans to create integrated supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities/IDD. The day began with a welcome offered by Jennifer Harrison with the Illinois Council on Developmental...

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Reentry Focus of CSH-hosted New England Forum

Reentry Focus of CSH-hosted New England Forum

December 1, 2014

Leaders of state and local criminal justice systems and other officials from throughout New England convened today in Hartford, CT to discuss opportunities and barriers to financing and scaling innovative programs aimed at integrating the housing needs of persons reentering communities from jails and prisons. As national experts in the use of supportive housing as a bridge to ensure successful reentry, CSH staff is uniquely positioned to bring together...

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CSH Welcomes Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar in Indiana

CSH Welcomes Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar in Indiana

November 24, 2014

CSH is proud to welcome Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar to the team as a Program Manager in Indiana. Megan has extensive experience in the field with a strong background in development, providing technical assistance, and nine years of experience of creating quality supportive housing in Indiana. For the past three years, Megan served as the Director of Property Development for Partners in Housing Development Corporation in Indianapolis. She successfully managed...

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Face-to-Face SIF Convening Offers Cross-Site Sharing after Three Years of Implementation

Face-to-Face SIF Convening Offers Cross-Site Sharing after Three Years of Implementation

November 24, 2014

SIF Participant Displays Contents of Overdose Prevention Bag during Harm Reduction Discussion CSH convened its third annual Face-to-Face gathering in Los Angeles this October for sub-grantees of the of the Social Innovation Fund demonstration project focused on high utilizers of healthcare, now entering its fourth year. Continuing the cross-site learning opportunities that have been a key part of the project, representatives from the four sites participating...

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CAMBA Gardens – Bringing Healthcare and Housing Together

CAMBA Gardens – Bringing Healthcare and Housing Together

November 19, 2014

The thought of using surplus property on hospital campuses was put forth as a policy concept by CSH in a white paper written in 2005. This week CSH participated in a ceremony to mark the official opening of CAMBA Gardens I and the start of construction on CAMBA Gardens II. Both supportive housing residences are located on the campus of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. The project, which took a village of financing partners from the State of...

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San Diego Endorses Supportive Housing Strategy

San Diego Endorses Supportive Housing Strategy

November 19, 2014

Last week, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) in San Diego, California, unveiled a three-year homelessness action plan, which it is calling Housing-First San Diego. CSH played an important behind-the-scenes role in offering guidance to San Diego’s leaders and their partners as they crafted a comprehensive strategy to create more affordable housing with supportive services. The plan has the potential to impact the lives of as many as 1,500 homeless...

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