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.

CSH is Proud to Introduce Josephine Pufpaff

CSH is Proud to Introduce Josephine Pufpaff

March 19, 2014

CSH is proud to introduce the newest staff member of our Central Region team, Josephine Pufpaff, Senior Project Manager in the Minnesota office. Josephine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at Temple University in Philadelphia and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining CSH, she was the Director of Strategic Design and Evaluation at YouthLink, a non-profit...

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Minnesota Advocacy

Minnesota Advocacy

March 19, 2014

March has been a busy month of advocacy for CSH in Minnesota. On March 3, CSH Minnesota's Director George Stone testified before the Minnesota House regarding the need for $100 million in bonding for affordable housing, including supportive housing, to be used across Minnesota. Mr. Stone's testimony included why supportive housing is both socially and fiscally important to Minnesota, and a moving story of a Minnesota veteran whose life has changed...

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Illinois Supportive Housing Academy

Illinois Supportive Housing Academy

March 13, 2014

CSH is pleased to announce the 2014 Supportive Housing Academy will take place in Chicago from May 12 - 16, 2014. This Academy provides an intensive training on creating new supportive housing projects by encompassing financing, development partnerships, policy, and service design. The Academy condenses the key components of the national and newly updated CSH Dimensions of Quality Supportive Housing Institute into five days of training. Academy...

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Upcoming Training Sessions in Ohio

Upcoming Training Sessions in Ohio

March 12, 2014

Funding Application Training CSH will offer practical, hands on training sessions to a small group of organizations intending to apply to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for funding to create supportive housing. The training will focus on the practical aspects of creating competitive applications. In 2013, 60% of the trained teams who applied for funds from the FHLB were successful, and 80% applying to...

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Illinois Integrated Housing Needs Survey

Illinois Integrated Housing Needs Survey

March 12, 2014

Illinois Integrated Housing Training, Technical Assistance, and Lending Needs Survey We want to hear from You!  Help design the new Supportive and Integrated Housing Technical Assistance and Training Program for Illinois: CSH seeks your input to shape the delivery of a new Supportive and Integrated Housing Technical Assistance and Training program made possible through the Illinois Housing Development Authority. This initiative to expand integrated...

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CSH Funding Priorities in the President’s FY15 Budget

CSH Funding Priorities in the President’s FY15 Budget

March 12, 2014

President Obama proposed a $3.901 trillion budget that would fund government programs in FY2015. The proposal includes overall funding for HUD at $46.6 billion which is an increase of over $1 billion from the FY2014 enacted level. Specifically, the budget increases funding for the Housing Choice Voucher program, Homelessness Assistance grants and Section 811 program. In addition, the budget provides increased funding for services that many vulnerable...

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New Funding opportunities in Los Angeles

New Funding opportunities in Los Angeles

March 7, 2014

On March 6 the Home for Good Funders Collaborative in Los Angeles released our latest Request for Proposals. The RFP and additional information are available here.  CSH is proud to partner with the Funders Collaborative to expand the Moving On Initiative. The Moving On Initiative provides critical funding to assist supportive housing residents who wish to transition from supportive housing to more integrated homes in the community. Funding includes...

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Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: Evaluation of First Year of  Supportive Housing for Tranistion Age Youth Initiative

Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: Evaluation of First Year of Supportive Housing for Tranistion Age Youth Initiative

March 6, 2014

CSH is pleased to share our year one evaluation report on our Stable Homes, Brighter Futures initiative in Los Angeles, a three-year initiative to better understand the supportive housing intervention for transition age youth (TAY), ages 18-25.  With the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the W.M Keck Foundation, and the California Wellness Foundation, CSH provided flexible grants to supportive housing providers to strengthen neighborhood-based...

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NYC FUSE Evaluation: Decreasing Costs and Ending Homelessness

NYC FUSE Evaluation: Decreasing Costs and Ending Homelessness

March 5, 2014

FUSE is a CSH signature initiative that helps communities to identify and engage high utilizers of public systems and place them into supportive housing to break the cycle of repeated use of costly crisis services and involvement in shelters and the criminal justice system. Columbia University recently completed an evaluation of this groundbreaking initiative piloted in New York City that placed over 200 individuals into supportive housing. And the...

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Investing in Detroit

Investing in Detroit

March 5, 2014

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), CSH is proud to invest in Detroit and pleased to have the opportunity to join others working on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged communities at a CDFIs convening held in Detroit on February 5. This gathering was sponsored by the Opportunity Finance Network and hosted by Quicken Loans. At this convening, Mayor Duggan discussed a recent meeting with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and pledged...

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