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.

Bi-partisan Legislation Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Programs

Bi-partisan Legislation Reauthorizes Workforce Investment Programs

July 16, 2014

Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) earlier this month to reauthorize and restructure the programs originally created through the Workforce Investment Act in 1998. The legislation consolidated the 15 existing federal training programs; creates common measures for core programs for both adults and youth; mandates single unified state plans; and authorizes appropriations through 2020. More importantly, the legislation...

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Training Will Make the Difference

Training Will Make the Difference

July 16, 2014

Deb De Santis is the President & CEO of CSH As supportive housing has grown to be recognized as an effective intervention for vulnerable populations, so has the need for knowledge dissemination. For several years we have surveyed the supportive housing industry about the challenges and opportunities we were confronting. What we heard time and time again was the overwhelming need for trainings to help stakeholders stay current on best practices...

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Registration Open for Brand New Health E-Class

Registration Open for Brand New Health E-Class

July 10, 2014

CSH is proud to present its first new offering as part of the Supportive Housing Training Center: a new e-class entitled “Understanding Medicaid: A Primer for Homeless Assistance Providers.” This 75-minute e-class will be capped at 30 students to maximize participation opportunities. E-classes are Interactive: Students will be engaging with their other students, the presenters, and/or on-screen activities every few minutes. Students should come...

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CSH Wants to Support Your Integrated Housing Projects in IL

CSH Wants to Support Your Integrated Housing Projects in IL

July 10, 2014

Join CSH staff as we kick-off the Illinois Integrated and Supportive Housing Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, an Initiative supported by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. CSH used the results of the IL Integrated Housing Training-TA-Lending Needs survey from the Spring and follow-up developer interviews to create a training schedule and technical assistance opportunities to support the creation of quality integrated supportive...

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VISN 11 Veteran Summits – A Path to Housing

VISN 11 Veteran Summits – A Path to Housing

July 10, 2014

The Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 11 in collaboration with CSH completed four successful regional homeless veteran summits in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The summits are designed to develop multi-agency strategies to end veteran homelessness in the catchment area. Gap Analysis were reviewed along with operational plans to address barriers and design innovative solutions to promote the identification, assessment, and care of...

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Stable Housing: There’s more than one way to stop crime- Glenn Martin guest blogs about the NYCHA Pilot

Stable Housing: There’s more than one way to stop crime- Glenn Martin guest blogs about the NYCHA Pilot

July 2, 2014

Today’s historically low crime levels provide policymakers with an opportune moment to revisit outdated housing policies, which falsely associate increased public safety with strict restrictions on where individuals with a criminal conviction can live.  The New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Family Reunification Pilot Program (FRPP) has the potential to illustrate the critical role of supportive housing in promoting both successful reentry...

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HUD Finalizes Project-Based Voucher Rule

HUD Finalizes Project-Based Voucher Rule

July 2, 2014

HUD finalized its Project-Based Voucher (PBV) rule last Friday, June 25. This long-awaited final rule makes changes to the program authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The proposed rule had been issued in May 2012. CSH  joined 20 other organizations in submitting comments on the proposed PBV rule. The final rule takes into account several recommendations made by the joint-comment letter. For example, the proposed rule had...

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Supportive Housing Opens in Southern IL

Supportive Housing Opens in Southern IL

July 2, 2014

The Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless opened an eight unit supportive housing development in Herrin, IL on June 26, 2014 called the Phoenix Apartments. This is the first rural supportive housing developments in Illinois to target people leaving correctional institutions. The development will also target Veterans. Located five hours South of Chicago, the City of Herrin has a population of about 13,000. This $1.8 million dollar project was...

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CSH Honors Advocate for Commitment to Supportive Housing

CSH Honors Advocate for Commitment to Supportive Housing

July 2, 2014

Shannon Nazworth, executive director of Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, was named Advocate of the Year at CSH’s 2014 Eastern Region Conference in Philadelphia.  The award recognized her work to promote supportive housing for high-need and chronically homeless individuals in Jacksonville, Duvall County, and the State of Florida.  Shannon has over fifteen years of experience in the development of affordable housing and is actively involved...

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Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Finale

Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Finale

June 26, 2014

The 2014 Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute Finale was held in Indianapolis on June 5, and included a presentation by each participating team representing the communities of Gary, Marion, Indianapolis, and Terre Haute. This Institute, including over 80 hours of training for development teams over the course of six months, was sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA)and facilitated by CSH. Throughout...

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