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 Partners with White Lilac for Magical Evening at Star Apartments

CSH Partners with White Lilac for Magical Evening at Star Apartments

November 5, 2014

CSH hosted a Face To Face dinner for our Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees and the residents of the Star Apartments in Los Angeles, a Skid Row Housing Trust development, on October 23. CSH’s SIF grantees were on the West Coast marking the 3rd year of the national initiative, which provides supportive housing and care coordination to medically vulnerable homeless individuals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washtenaw County, Michigan, and Connecticut. SIF...

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Keeping Families Together Tour & McSilver Learning Meeting

Keeping Families Together Tour & McSilver Learning Meeting

November 5, 2014

CSH and the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center sponsored peer-to-peer activities this week in New York City to highlight and enhance the national demonstration project showcasing the Keeping Families Together supportive housing model. Participants from the five sites involved in the demonstration initiative – Broward County, Florida; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Connecticut; Memphis, Tennessee; and San Francisco, California – visited...

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NJ Youth At-Risk of Homelessness Charrette Attracts Large, Diverse Group

NJ Youth At-Risk of Homelessness Charrette Attracts Large, Diverse Group

November 5, 2014

On Thursday, October 30, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) partnered with CSH to host the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Connecting Youth Charrette in New Brunswick, NJ. Well attended and high-energy, the Charrette embraced an intense community process that included expert-infused fishbowls and active feedback from those who work with youth at-risk of homelessness every day. The charrette model developed by CSH is designed...

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CALL TO ACTION: Ask Congress to Support Increase in McKinney-Vento Funding in FY2015

CALL TO ACTION: Ask Congress to Support Increase in McKinney-Vento Funding in FY2015

November 5, 2014

Last Spring, the President proposed that Congress provide $2.406 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2015 for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants – a 14 percent increase over the final FY 2014 funding level. This increase would fund 37,000 units of permanent supportive housing, which, in combination with the reallocation of existing resources, would allow us to achieve the Administration’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by the end of...

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Indiana Supportive Housing Institute RFP

Indiana Supportive Housing Institute RFP

November 5, 2014

CSH: The Source for Housing Solutions is excited to announce its sixth Indiana Supportive Housing Institute.  The 2015 Supportive Housing Institute will address ending homelessness for persons experiencing chronic homelessness, persons with high medical vulnerability and persons who are frequent users of emergency systems. This series will help supportive housing partners learn how to navigate the complex process of developing housing with support...

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Chicago Supportive Housing Provider Medicaid Capacity Building

Chicago Supportive Housing Provider Medicaid Capacity Building

October 30, 2014

Through the generous support of the Polk Bros. Foundation, CSH has engaged with the National Council on Behavioral Health and MTM Services, Inc., to help Supportive Housing providers in determining their potential for revenue from Illinois’ Medicaid expansion made possible through the Affordable Care Act. CSH seeks to engage approximately 10 organizations to complete a cost, revenue and capacity analysis related to their supportive housing services...

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CSH Congratulates Luzada Hayes of Evansville, IN

CSH Congratulates Luzada Hayes of Evansville, IN

October 30, 2014

Luzada Hayes, Executive Director of Aurora, Inc. located in Evansville, will retire in December 2014 with a myriad of accomplishments seen in the systems she has changed, lives she has touched, and vision she has offered for continued success on the path to end homelessness in her community and across the state of Indiana. Luzada served as the Executive Director of Aurora since 2002, and in that time she led the charge on creating a ten year plan...

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Six Steps To Community Engagement Training in Ohio

Six Steps To Community Engagement Training in Ohio

October 30, 2014

The Six Steps to Community Engagement will help supportive housing project teams create strategies to reduce potential delays and costs that may result from local opposition; develop and learn from a strong peer network; learn what works and what to do when it doesn't; and OHFA's Community Outreach requirement outlined in the Qualified Allocation Plan. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Registration 8:30am, Workshop 9:00am - 4:00pm Doubletree Hotel, 175...

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CSH Names Katie Kitchin Director in Ohio

CSH Names Katie Kitchin Director in Ohio

October 30, 2014

CSH has tapped Catherine "Katie" Kitchin as the Director in Ohio. CSH has made an impact in Ohio, promoting and increasing the development of supportive housing, a proven solution that reduces chronic (longer-term) homelessness and serves many other vulnerable people such as veterans who are homeless, mentally ill persons leaving state institutions, and those reentering communities from jails or prisons. "To date, CSH has invested close to $13 million...

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CSH’s Participation at the NAHRO National Conference and Ending Homelessness Symposium

CSH’s Participation at the NAHRO National Conference and Ending Homelessness Symposium

October 30, 2014

CSH applauds NAHRO for moving the PHA industry forward in learning how to best serve vulnerable populations. NAHRO featured a number of workshops on ending homelessness during it’s national conference in Baltimore, and it hosted the first-ever Symposium on Ending Homelessness in collaboration with USICH. Thanks to a grant from Capital One, CSH was delighted to be able to present at both events. During the conference, Kim Keaton and Susan Lee led...

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