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.

Supportive Housing: Solutions Beyond Shelter for the Chronically Homeless on PBS’s MetroFocus

Supportive Housing: Solutions Beyond Shelter for the Chronically Homeless on PBS’s MetroFocus

August 29, 2014

After years of bouncing between homeless shelters and substance abuse treatment programs, when Annemarie Wallace and her family moved into permanent supportive housing at Palladia’s Fox Point, she thought “everything happens for a reason. We got out of one place to so we could get into someplace better. Maybe this is for me.” Last night’s MetroFocus shared the story of how supportive housing made it possible for Annemarie’s family to thrive....

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CSH Rolls Out a Framework for Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit

CSH Rolls Out a Framework for Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit

August 27, 2014

A lack of reliable financing for the services in supportive housing can be one of the biggest barriers to ending chronic homelessness. Medicaid can pay for these critical tenancy support services, but figuring out how to make this a reality can be challenging. In Creating a Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Benefit, CSH lays out a framework for states that want to create a Medicaid benefit to pay for supportive housing services. CSH’s framework...

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CSH Receives Top Level Award from the CDFI Fund

CSH Receives Top Level Award from the CDFI Fund

August 27, 2014

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 185 organizations more than $195 million through the fiscal year 2014 rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program. These awards will enable CDFIs and Native CDFIs across the country to increase their lending and investments in low-income and economically...

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Exciting Developments in the Southeast

Exciting Developments in the Southeast

August 19, 2014

The Southeastern United States is a hotbed for new and exciting developments in supportive housing.  New energy, promising approaches and investments in supportive housing are spreading throughout the southeast, and we are very excited to be leading this momentum. In July, CSH tapped Regina Cannon as its Senior Program Manager working in the Southeast.  She spent the last three years working with the Office of the Mayor of Atlanta’s Innovation...

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Supportive Housing and Healthcare Partnership in IL

Supportive Housing and Healthcare Partnership in IL

August 5, 2014

CSH launched a second year of its Medicaid Capacity Building Initiative for Permanent Supportive Housing. This initiative includes 12 providers who will meet five times for half-day training sessions that will take place between July and November, 2014. Some of the key objectives of the Initiative are to guide participants to: Learn about current and future Medicaid-financed services delivered in SH, and the concepts the State of Illinois and Managed...

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CSH Staff, Advocates and Supportive Housing Tenants Take to the Hill

CSH Staff, Advocates and Supportive Housing Tenants Take to the Hill

July 31, 2014

This week, CSH staff, fellow advocates and supportive housing tenants took to Capitol Hill to meet with Representatives and Senators from across the country.  A group representing the California contingent had a special meeting with new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23). (pictured above) Tenant advocates from Los Angeles,  Alleah, Theresa, James and Troy, joined CSH on the Hill Visits. Having legislators hear directly from the individuals...

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CSH Leads Collaborative Process in Developing a Reentry Housing Platform in NYC

CSH Leads Collaborative Process in Developing a Reentry Housing Platform in NYC

July 30, 2014

The de Blasio Administration has demonstrated a commitment to improve policing and corrections practices across New York City.  A recent NY Times article highlighted the high percentage of people with mental health diagnoses in jail at Rikers, and the consequence of a facility and staff who are not equipped to meet their needs. Mayor de Blasio’s appointment of reform-minded Joseph Ponte to Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Corrections and establishment...

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CSH Looks Forward to Working with New HUD Secretary

CSH Looks Forward to Working with New HUD Secretary

July 30, 2014

The United States has a new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Former San Antonio TX Mayor Julián Castro was sworn in as the leader of the 10,000+ employee Department on Monday. Secretary Castro will oversee an almost $50 Billion annual budget and federal efforts to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. Castro takes over from former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, who resigned to become...

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Enhanced Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Skilled Nursing Facility Care- Guest blog by Joshua Bamberger

Enhanced Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Skilled Nursing Facility Care- Guest blog by Joshua Bamberger

July 30, 2014

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH,  is the Associate Clinical Professor Family and Community Medicine, UCSF and Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing In San Francisco, the Department of Public Health has invested heavily in permanent supportive housing using local government funds.  The Direct Access to Housing program of SF DPH opened its first master leased, renovated single room occupancy hotel in January 1999 providing permanent supportive housing...

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PBS NewsHour Hosts Twitter Chat on Ending Chronic Homelessness

PBS NewsHour Hosts Twitter Chat on Ending Chronic Homelessness

July 24, 2014

PBS NewsHour is hosting a Twittter chat today @NewsHour  focused on the topic that gets to the heart of what CSH is all about...solutions that end chronic homelessness. News Hour’s hook for the discussion is a new report released by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty on the criminalization of homelessness in U.S. cities. Over the weekend, NewsHour looked at the Law Center’s findings, which detail why such outdated rules are ineffective. Citing...

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