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.

CSH Welcomes New Board Members

CSH Welcomes New Board Members

February 11, 2014

CSH is pleased to announce the addition of two outstanding individuals to our dynamic board. Sherry Seiwert, President of the Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and Carolyn Powell former chair of Services for the Underserved, were recently elected to serve on the CSH Board of Directors. Ms. Seiwert and Ms. Powell bring a diverse background to our board, both with experience in the supportive housing industry. We look forward to their contributions in working...

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Promising Opportunities for Health and Housing Partnerships under the Affordable Care Act – Guest Blog by Sunia Zaterman

Promising Opportunities for Health and Housing Partnerships under the Affordable Care Act – Guest Blog by Sunia Zaterman

February 5, 2014

By Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities In Portland, Oregon, Home Forward is engaging with local health partners to improve outcomes for their residents. Among their efforts are collaboration with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on providing permanent supportive housing, with the FQHCs assessing potential residents’ vulnerability and providing ongoing primary care; working with a Coordinated...

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CSH Charrette in Regina, Canada!

CSH Charrette in Regina, Canada!

February 5, 2014

Last week, CSH conducted another international Charrette in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Contracting with the YMCA of Regina, CSH coordinated the event, assembling expert panelists from other Canadian Provinces and Cities, and facilitating discussion in an effort to move toward creating a housing first community plan. With over 100 participants, the Regina Charrette drew attendees from different community groups, government entities, property management...

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Housing as Healthcare – Elizabeth Misa Guest Blogs about the Role Of Medicaid in Supportive Housing

Housing as Healthcare – Elizabeth Misa Guest Blogs about the Role Of Medicaid in Supportive Housing

February 4, 2014

For the past two years,  I’ve had the opportunity to work on the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Supportive Housing portfolio within the New York State Department of Health (DOH). In that capacity, I’ve worked with over 40 stakeholders throughout the State to determine how best to reinvest Medicaid dollars in supportive housing.  This year, we plan to invest $100 million in state-only Medicaid funds to support the construction of new supportive...

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A Tool to Identify Homeless Transition Age Youth Most in Need of Supportive Housing

A Tool to Identify Homeless Transition Age Youth Most in Need of Supportive Housing

February 4, 2014

With the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the W.M. Keck Foundation, CSH is pleased to release our report, The TAY Triage Tool: A Tool to Identify Homeless Transition Age Youth Most in Need of Permanent Supportive Housing. We now have a data-informed tool to help providers and systems identify and prioritize homeless youth who need a housing intervention that is permanently affordable with wrap-around support services and not...

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CASAColumbia Releases Final CASAHOPE Paper on NY/NYIII

CASAColumbia Releases Final CASAHOPE Paper on NY/NYIII

January 29, 2014

January 28, 2014 Originally published on CASAHOPE's website. PAPER OVERVIEW Today CASAColumbia® has released the fourth and final project paper from CASAHOPESM (Housing Opportunities Program Evaluation). Public Service Use and Costs Associated with NY/NY III’s Supportive Housing for Active Substance Userspresents findings from CASAHOPE’s service utilization and cost analysis of New York/New York (NY/NY) III’s Housing First for...

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2013 State of the Supportive Housing Industry Report Released

2013 State of the Supportive Housing Industry Report Released

January 29, 2014

In June 2013, CSH released its fourth annual State of the Industry Survey. This survey is designed to take a pulse of the supportive housing industry and help us better understand the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues that our partners in the field are facing in the current climate. The survey included questions covering topics about the future prospects for the industry, targeting supportive housing to new populations, funding issues,...

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What Does the FY14 Budget Mean for Supportive Housing?

What Does the FY14 Budget Mean for Supportive Housing?

January 29, 2014

Both chambers of Congress recently passed and President Obama signed the appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 which will keep the government funded through September of this year.  The table below highlights a few of the key programs for supportive housing. Federal Funding Program FY13 Enacted (not including sequestration cuts) FY14 Final Percent increase Section 8 -Tenant-Based Rental Assistance $18.940 $19.177 1.2% Section 8 - Administrative...

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Illinois Supportive and Integrated Housing Symposium

Illinois Supportive and Integrated Housing Symposium

January 27, 2014

The IL Supportive & Integrated Housing Symposium brought together leaders in the field from across Illinois to learn, network, and advance our shared work. Over 200 people attended this event that included training sessions and an awards luncheon. The symposium honored our shared commitment to provide quality supportive and integrated housing in order to serve vulnerable populations, improve communities and leverage needed resources. The morning...

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Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies in CT – Apply Now!

Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies in CT – Apply Now!

January 24, 2014

CSH is sponsoring the launch of the Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies (MISHA) in Connecticut. Representatives from approximately 8-10 selected supportive housing in CT will meet seven times for a full day beginning from March through September 2014. CSH is working in conjunction with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) to deliver MISHA, in which participating agencies will learn about: the range of Medicaid services and programs...

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