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Welcome to the CSH 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.

Congressman Stivers Visits Returning Home Ohio Program

Congressman Stivers Visits Returning Home Ohio Program

December 22, 2015

Congressman Steve Stivers recently met with staff from CSH and Faith Mission, located in Columbus, Ohio to meet first-hand people helped through Returning Home Ohio. This program breaks the cycle of homelessness, recidivism and then return to jail by providing those leaving incarceration with safe, stable homes and supportive services to foster successful community reintegration. Supportive services include employment supports, health care,...

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Rockford, Illinois is Addressing Veteran Homelessness in 2015

Rockford, Illinois is Addressing Veteran Homelessness in 2015

December 15, 2015

Rockford Completes Mayors Challenge Lauded as First City in the Nation to Reach Functional Zero and Effectively End Veteran Homelessness   Rockford, Illinois – The City of Rockford Department of Human Services, a community action agency serving Boone and Winnebago counties, announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veteran Affairs have recognized Rockford as the first community in the national...

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NJ Expands Keeping Families Together

NJ Expands Keeping Families Together

December 14, 2015

Christie Administration Assists Families Find Permanent Supportive Housing Department of Children and Families and Department of Community Affairs Partner to Help 25 Families Break Cycle of Homelessness TRENTON – Continuing the Christie Administration’s commitment to New Jersey’s most vulnerable families, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is helping...

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Meet the CSH Board

Meet the CSH Board

December 14, 2015

Michelle Norris, President of National Church Residences and CSH Board Member, shares with us her views on CSH, supportive housing, and connecting the housing and healthcare dots.   Why did you join the CSH Board? National Church Residences (NCR) has worked with CSH for years in a variety of ways, including on the renovation of the Imperial Hotel in Atlanta where CSH provided financial assistance through its CDFI. I’ve long admired CSH...

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CSH & Partners Work to Strengthen Housing Continuum for Young Adults in CT

CSH & Partners Work to Strengthen Housing Continuum for Young Adults in CT

December 14, 2015

Connecticut providers from across the housing continuum joined CSH in early December for a statewide convening that included a focus on tailoring the supportive housing model for young adults and transition-aged youth (TAY) to promote positive youth development and facilitate a young person’s transition to adulthood. Policymakers from the State Department of Housing (DOH), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the Young Adult Services (YAS)...

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The Opioid Epidemic & Supportive Housing

The Opioid Epidemic & Supportive Housing

December 9, 2015

As New York State continues to weigh the benefits of increasing the number of supportive housing units, CSH has released a new brief: Supportive Housing’s vital role In Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in New York State. Although supportive housing as a documented solution to chronic homelessness is often touted, policymakers sometimes overlook its other positive impacts, especially its success rate in stabilizing those with severe substance use disorders...

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Strategically Expanding Housing-Healthcare Partnerships

Strategically Expanding Housing-Healthcare Partnerships

December 7, 2015

Last month, CSH President and CEO Deb De Santis was the featured speaker at the 8th Annual North American Housing Conference: "Housing is Health Care" in Niagara Falls, New York. One of the participants at the Conference, Teresa Bales, Project Manager for the Transitional Supportive Housing project and the Housing Advisory Group at the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS), reflected on what she heard in Niagara, her observations on housing-healthcare...

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San Diego Roundtable

San Diego Roundtable

December 5, 2015

There was a sold out crowd present this past week for the CSH-sponsored San Diego Housing Federation Roundtable - Opening New Doors: Supportive Housing Capital, Operating and Services Resources. Participants heard the latest information about resources needed to successfully develop and operate quality supportive housing. CSH Director in San Diego, Simonne Ruff, served as moderator. Dr. Piedad Garcia of County Behavioral Health Services provided updates...

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HUD Defines Chronically Homeless

HUD Defines Chronically Homeless

December 3, 2015

Final Rule on Defining “Chronically Homeless” Part I: How We Got Here Tomorrow, the Final Rule on Defining “Chronically Homeless” will be published in the Federal Register with an effective date of January 15, 2016. It is available for public inspection in the Federal Register today. It has been a long road getting to this final definition, and we think it is important as we release this rule to provide some context...

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Ending Youth Homelessness in CT

Ending Youth Homelessness in CT

December 3, 2015

CSH is leading a day-long convening today on the issue of homeless youth in Connecticut (CT). Participants are meeting at the offices of The Connection, a leading homelessness group in the state. Pictured below on the first panel of the day are (from left to right) Amy Marracino from The CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Svcs; April Morrison from CSH; Kim Somaroo Rodriguez from the CT Dept. of Children and Families; Mimi Haley from the CT Coalition...

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