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.

NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot Featured in the Wall Street Journal

NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot Featured in the Wall Street Journal

May 13, 2014

At the urging of HUD, public housing authorities in communities all over the country have been revisiting their restrictions on formerly incarcerated individuals to support family reunification post-release.  In four of our largest cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York, officials are looking to develop best practices to meet this mandate. In New York City, CSH has partnered with the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) on a pilot program...

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Houston Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

Houston Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

May 7, 2014

Leaders from Houston and Phoenix were invited to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) meeting to share their expertise on how federal partnerships have positively impacted local efforts to end homelessness. CSH’s Mandy Chapman Semple, Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives to Houston Mayor Annise Parker, testified that Houston is on schedule to end Veteran homelessness in 2014 due to a strong partnership between the...

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CSH Statement on New York City Affordable Housing Plan

CSH Statement on New York City Affordable Housing Plan

May 5, 2014

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released his ten year affordable housing plan with a goal of adding 200,000 units of affordable housing across New York's five boroughs. The Mayor's plan also includes supportive housing. "CSH commends Mayor de Blasio and his administration on the release of his unprecedented plan for creating and preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in the City of New York. We especially applaud the Mayor...

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Update on FY2015 Appropriations

Update on FY2015 Appropriations

April 23, 2014

Another key step was taken in the appropriations process last week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its revenue and spending estimates of the President’s FY2015 budget. CBO estimated that estimates generated by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are $4.3 billion lower than what HUD estimated in their budget proposal. In the past, FHA receipts have been used to offset HUD appropriations. Now that CBO has scored the budget request,...

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New York State & CMS Finalize $8B Medicaid Waiver

New York State & CMS Finalize $8B Medicaid Waiver

April 23, 2014

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a final agreement was reached between the state and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This groundbreaking 1115 Medicaid waiver amendment will reinvest $8 billion of the $17.1 billion in federal savings generated by the State’s Medicaid reform efforts. The waiver will transform the state's health care system, bend the Medicaid cost curve and ensure access to quality care...

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Supportive Housing Symposium in Los Angeles Focuses on Transition Age Youth

Supportive Housing Symposium in Los Angeles Focuses on Transition Age Youth

April 16, 2014

On April 7, 2014, over 50 supportive housing providers, public agencies, advocacy and philanthropic organizations came together to hear the year-one results of CSH’s Stable Homes, Brighter Futures initiative, a three-year evaluation of the supportive housing model for transition age youth (TAY). Molly Rysman, CSH Los Angeles Director, and Maria Joyce, SVP at Bank of America Community Development Banking, provided welcoming remarks that focused on...

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Peer 2 Peer in Chicago Focuses on Supportive Housing for Families

Peer 2 Peer in Chicago Focuses on Supportive Housing for Families

April 9, 2014

In March the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center convened evaluators, service providers, city staff, and housing providers for a peer visit focused on housing first for families.  The attendees represented organizations and public entities that are testing the effectiveness of supportive housing for high need homeless families involved in the child welfare system, through a five-year grant project funded by the US Department of Health...

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Supported Employment in San Diego

Supported Employment in San Diego

April 3, 2014

The San Diego Workforce Partnership and CSH, through a Mental Health Services Act contract, are leading San Diego strategic planning and implementation efforts on Supported Employment for individuals with serious mental illness.  Supported Employment (SE) is based on research (Bond, Becker & Drake) originating at Dartmouth University’s IPS Supported Employment Center.  The model, officially known as Individual Placement and Support  is an...

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San Diego Transitional Housing Analysis

San Diego Transitional Housing Analysis

April 1, 2014

CSH conducted an analysis of transitional housing across the San Diego region.  The transitional housing assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of program level readiness for conversion to permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, or high performing transitional housing .  These transitional housing projects volunteered to participate in this process and took advantage of a unique opportunity to consider conversion and/or programmatic...

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HOPE (Homeless Outreach Programs for Entitlement) San Diego Expands Access to Benefits

HOPE (Homeless Outreach Programs for Entitlement) San Diego Expands Access to Benefits

April 1, 2014

Father Joe’s Villages and CSH are leading San Diego's efforts to implement a national best practice model focused on increasing access to SSI/SSDI for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are disability income benefits administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that generally also provide either Medicaid and/or Medicare health insurance...

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