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.

FY2016 Budget Promotes Affordable Housing & Evidence-Based Solutions

FY2016 Budget Promotes Affordable Housing & Evidence-Based Solutions

February 11, 2015

The President’s FY2016 budget proposal invests in programs supporting the highest-need populations, with the goal of improving coordination to ensure effective delivery of services through evidence-based practices that achieve better outcomes for vulnerable families and individuals. The Federal Plan to End Homelessness is featured prominently throughout the budget request, connecting program purposes to assisting homeless populations or helping...

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Incorporating Medicaid into Service Funding Mix

Incorporating Medicaid into Service Funding Mix

February 11, 2015

Supportive housing providers in Chicago are looking to incorporate Medicaid into their services funding mix to better serve highly vulnerable populations. Over the past two years, through the support of the VNA Foundation, CSH has provided training and assistance to over 20 supportive housing providers in the Chicago-metro area to expand knowledge of Medicaid. The topics covered included how Medicaid funds supportive services in Illinois related...

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CT Supportive Housing Providers Score 91% in Quality!

CT Supportive Housing Providers Score 91% in Quality!

February 6, 2015

CSH in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Housing Innovations, just ended the second year of a revamped Supportive Housing Quality Initiative, providing an opportunity to celebrate successes and reflect on various needs for continued technical assistance. DMHAS and CSH developed the CT Quality Standards to ensure tenants receive the best services and supports available and agencies share...

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CSH Approves First Loans in IL Loan Fund, Bringing Supportive Housing Opportunities Across the State

CSH Approves First Loans in IL Loan Fund, Bringing Supportive Housing Opportunities Across the State

February 6, 2015

Earlier this week CSH approved predevelopment and acquisition funding to create much needed supportive housing in Illinois. Through our new Illinois Supportive and Integrated Housing Loan Fund, CSH is providing the tools and financing necessary to get supportive housing projects up and running. The first two loans are both great examples of bringing supportive housing solutions into a community setting – a goal of both CSH and the state of Illinois. About...

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Homes for All Advocacy in MN

Homes for All Advocacy in MN

February 6, 2015

Rebecca Melang, CSH Program Manager in MN, testified before the Minnesota House on behalf of Homes for All on Tuesday. The key areas she focused on, within the Homes for All campaign, included requests for: 8 million dollars for The Housing Trust Fund, including a pilot for highly mobile youth; 5 million dollar increase to Bridges, ensuring that people who are experiencing homelessness and impacted by mental health challenges have access to stable,...

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BIG Partnerships

BIG Partnerships

February 2, 2015

BIG Partnerships March 31 - April 2 Austin Omni Hotel at Southpark4140 Governor's Row, Austin, Texas 78744 Breaking News: Keynote speakers include Kay Ghahremani, Texas Medicaid Director and Jennifer Ho, HUD Senior Advisor on Housing and Services. BIG Partnerships is: A conference that will build on existing relationships and create new ones among primary and behavioral healthcare leaders, philanthropic funders, and experts and decision-makers...

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President Releases Federal Budget Details

President Releases Federal Budget Details

February 2, 2015

The Obama Administration has released its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Proposal, which will now be considered and debated by the US Congress. Appendix here. CSH is thoroughly examining this 1300 page federal budget blueprint to assess its full impact on supportive housing, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness and unstable housing.  In recent years, the Administration proposed significant increases for the US Department of Housing...

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CSH Welcomes New Staff in Ohio Office

CSH Welcomes New Staff in Ohio Office

February 2, 2015

CSH is adding to our expertise in Ohio. We are proud to announce two new staff members eager to expand our reach and impact. Please join us in welcoming: Janee Jenkins, Program Manager Janee Jenkins joined CSH on January 9. Janee comes to the Ohio office from a Columbus-based behavioral healthcare organization and has developed and managed programs in workforce development and residential services for persons with disabilities. She is an experienced...

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Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Supportive Housing for Ohio

Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Supportive Housing for Ohio

February 2, 2015

This 2014 Needs Assessment and Financial Model on Permanent Supportive Housing  for Ohio is meant to be a catalyst for continued investment and new thinking on how to finance supportive housing development, operations and services. The need for supportive housing continues if local communities want to reduce their numbers of persons and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The case for it continues as the state reduces its...

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Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

Liberty Village, Serving Frequent Users in Terre Haute

January 26, 2015

Liberty Village, a 30 unit supportive housing development in Terre Haute, Indiana will serve frequent users of emergency services and Veterans. Funded by capital and operational support from the Indiana Housing Community Development Authority, this development will be for both individuals and families, with a breakdown of 20 one-bedroom units, 8 two-bedroom units, and 2 three-bedroom units. This project will begin construction on February 1, 2015...

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