The Pipeline

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.

CSH Receives $1.65 Million from Treasury-CDFI

CSH Receives $1.65 Million from Treasury-CDFI

September 10, 2015

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today awarded $1.653 Million to CSH through the latest round of funding that falls under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) FA 2015 Award/Allocation. “Today’s awards highlight how much the CDFI Program has contributed in its 20 year history towards building a strong network of CDFIs across the country,” said...

More

Detroit, Flint, Oakland Counties in Action Camp

Detroit, Flint, Oakland Counties in Action Camp

September 10, 2015

At CSH, we believe it’s better in the long term to teach communities how to do something effectively for themselves rather than our organization trying to do it all for them. We have the expertise; we have the experience; but local providers, advocates and leaders know their communities best. And they want to learn from us so they can build their own capacity to address homelessness. That’s the thinking behind the Action Camps we are holding...

More

Colorado Crosswalk: Expanding & Improving Services

Colorado Crosswalk: Expanding & Improving Services

September 10, 2015

As evidence continues to establish supportive housing as an intervention that stabilizes people with chronic illnesses, states are exploring ways to ensure Medicaid programs cover the services that supportive housing residents need. To this end, CSH has worked with many states, including Colorado, to maximize use of Medicaid resources for services. In an effort to increase the availability of services to formerly homeless Coloradans and expand access...

More

Federal Budget Debate – The Facts

Federal Budget Debate – The Facts

September 9, 2015

CSH Funding Priorities in Budget Where They Stand September 2015   Dept. Housing and Urban Development FY15 Enacted FY16 Obama Budget FY16 House Budget Change from FY15 FY16 Senate Budget Change from FY15 Housing Choice Vouchers $19.3 billion $21.1 billion $19.92 billion $620 million $19.94 billion $640 million New/Restored (VASH, FUP, DV etc.) $75 million $512 million $0 -$75 million $95 million +$20 million for new FUP vouchers Administrative...

More

$500,000,000 & Counting

$500,000,000 & Counting

September 8, 2015

  Thanks a Half Billion! Your generous support and encouragement have empowered CSH to award $500,000,000 in grants and loans for supportive housing in 225 communities across the country, creating over 200,000 homes and transforming lives. You have helped us improve both the quality and delivery of housing and services for those in need. The human and economic impacts of our investments have been far-reaching.   A sampling of projects we’ve...

More

Colorado Crosswalk: Services Preventing Homelessness

Colorado Crosswalk: Services Preventing Homelessness

September 4, 2015

  Jennifer Lopez, Director of Homeless Initiatives for Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper, guest blogs in The Pipeline, discussing the State's partnership with CSH and the new Colorado Medicaid Crosswalk.   The State of Colorado, under the leadership of Gov. John Hickenlooper, is committed to ensuring that every resident has a place to call home. The high cost and lost potential of every individual and family that experiences homelessness...

More

When Seasons Change: A Tribute to Barbara Geller

When Seasons Change: A Tribute to Barbara Geller

September 2, 2015

A few months back, we paid tribute to Barbara Geller, then retiring as the long-time Director of the Statewide Services Division within the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). We don’t often publicize retirements, but Barbara was a special consideration. To us and many others, an exceptional person. For more than 20 years, she had been a partner with CSH and a dedicated champion of programs meeting the diverse,...

More

New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with SUD

New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with SUD

September 2, 2015

CMS Issues State Medicaid Director Letter on New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with SUD The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Director Letter informing states of new service delivery opportunities for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). The letter highlights a new opportunity for states to apply for Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers to test Medicaid coverage of a full SUD treatment...

More

The Future of All Things Senior

The Future of All Things Senior

September 1, 2015

The Future of All Things Senior, a shared leadership symposium presented by National Church Residences, is being held in Atlanta today and tomorrow. In the photo above, Michelle Norris, CSH Board member and President, National Church Residences Development Corp, speaks on the growing supply and demand gap in affordable senior housing. The symposium offers a unique blend of futuristic discussion and collaborative idea generation developed through...

More