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.

NYC FUSE Evaluation: Decreasing Costs and Ending Homelessness

NYC FUSE Evaluation: Decreasing Costs and Ending Homelessness

March 5, 2014

FUSE is a CSH signature initiative that helps communities to identify and engage high utilizers of public systems and place them into supportive housing to break the cycle of repeated use of costly crisis services and involvement in shelters and the criminal justice system. Columbia University recently completed an evaluation of this groundbreaking initiative piloted in New York City that placed over 200 individuals into supportive housing. And the...

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Investing in Detroit

Investing in Detroit

March 5, 2014

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), CSH is proud to invest in Detroit and pleased to have the opportunity to join others working on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged communities at a CDFIs convening held in Detroit on February 5. This gathering was sponsored by the Opportunity Finance Network and hosted by Quicken Loans. At this convening, Mayor Duggan discussed a recent meeting with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and pledged...

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FUSE: Promising Solution to a Growing Problem

FUSE: Promising Solution to a Growing Problem

March 4, 2014

Martin F. Horn is a  Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College, City University of New York and is a former Commissioner of Correction, City of New York. I can recall as if it were yesterday when the more than 40 public and private agencies who partnered in 2003 to improve the way prisoners were released from the New York City jails got stuck on the problem of housing. Until that day, at least to me and too many of my correction colleagues, the...

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January – In the News

January – In the News

February 28, 2014

January 4 - California Health Report California Health Report For Homeless Women, Health Insurance Not Enough In an article focusing on the need for coordinated care especially for the highest utilizers, California Health Report cites a  2013 study by the Economic Roundtable and CSH that analyzed Los Angeles's most expensive homeless hospital users. January 24- Glendale News-Press Glendale Memorial Hospital gives out $114,000 in community grants...

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Community Based Housing and Support for People with DD

Community Based Housing and Support for People with DD

February 28, 2014

John has a big smile and an entrepreneurial spirit, as evidenced by the hand-made sign  taped to the tray at the front of his motorized scooter advertising his  business that reads: Sodas for $1. John was institutionalized at age eight when his mother passed away. More than one of the places he lived in has been closed down by the state, and  John faced terrible trauma in these settings. He is much happier living in the community in a home with...

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Housing as Healthcare – Emergency Room Doctor Kelly Doran Shares Her Perspective on the Importance of Supportive Housing

Housing as Healthcare – Emergency Room Doctor Kelly Doran Shares Her Perspective on the Importance of Supportive Housing

February 26, 2014

As an emergency physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, I encounter patients who are homeless on every single shift I work in the emergency department (ED).  Some patients we know by name because they visit us in the ED several times per week, or even several times in a single day.  These are most often patients who are not only chronically homeless, but also have some combination of co-occurring substance abuse, mental illness, or complex...

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South Shore Commons Opens in Gary, IN

South Shore Commons Opens in Gary, IN

February 14, 2014

South Shore Commons, a supportive housing apartment complex for 60 households, opened in early February in Gary, Indiana. This development will house people who have formerly experienced homelessness who have a disability, and voluntary services will be provided by Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living. Edgewater Systems led a team through the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute and received a pre-development loan and technical assistance from CSH....

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CSH’s Sarah Gallagher Shares her Reflections on the SIF Initiative and Progress to Date

CSH’s Sarah Gallagher Shares her Reflections on the SIF Initiative and Progress to Date

February 13, 2014

By Sarah Gallagher, CSH Director in Connecticut and SIF program manager Over the past year, I have been working with four dedicated teams across the country in implementing CSH’s Social Innovation Fund Project to demonstrate that supportive housing is a solution to addressing the needs of Medicaid’s highest need, highest cost beneficiaries experiencing homelessness. This demonstration began in 2011 and over the past two years, we’ve had our...

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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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