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.

Pearl House Team Graduated from CSH’s Opening Institute

Pearl House Team Graduated from CSH’s Opening Institute

October 9, 2013

The Pearl House team, a graduate of the CSH Opening New Doors Institute, was granted a CSH capacity grant. This grant will be used to further engage the community and this team will continue to receive on-going technical assistance from CSH on the project. CSH encouraged the Pearl House team to cancel the original planned open community meeting and strategically meet with stakeholders in small groups instead. This proved to be a successful strategy....

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Indiana Lt. Governor Presents YOUnity Village with Urban Affordable Housing Award

Indiana Lt. Governor Presents YOUnity Village with Urban Affordable Housing Award

October 7, 2013

YOUnity Village, a 30 unit supportive housing development in Terre Haute, was awarded the Excellence in Affordable Housing and Community Development award by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the 2013 Indiana Housing and Economic Development Annual Conference. This conference was hosted by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the Indiana Association of Community Economic Development. Myra Wilkey, pictured above accepting the award,...

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Spotlight on Home Forward in Portland

Spotlight on Home Forward in Portland

October 7, 2013

Through an innovative partnership with the Portland Housing Bureau, Transition Projects, and Multnomah County, Home Forward (the Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon) has helped to create Bud Clark Commons (BCC), a housing development project using project-based PHA rental subsidies. BCC offers 130 studio homes, nine of which have physical accommodations for accessibility. It serves residents who are highly vulnerable and have been experiencing chronic...

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CSH in the News – September

CSH in the News – September

September 30, 2013

Washington Post, September 4, 2013 This Chart Shows Why $270 billion in housing Hasn't Solved Homelessness Will Fischer, a housing expert at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, notes that in 2012 we spent about $270 billion in federal money subsidizing housing. Our housing policy isn't just heavily biased against renters. It's hugely regressive too. Most of that didn't go to the poor. For policy ideas that have the potential of actually...

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The 10th Decile Project: Impressive Early Outcomes in Los Angeles

The 10th Decile Project: Impressive Early Outcomes in Los Angeles

September 25, 2013

Popeye has been a fixture in Pasadena on the freeway off-ramp for the past 15 years. Popeye, 53, suffers from chronic health issues, mental health issues, and severe alcoholism, all of which has landed him in the hospital consistently. Today, Popeye lives in his own apartment, has quit panhandling and gets regular visits from Housing Works (a homeless service provider) to help him shop, cook, and keep clinic appointments. This month, Popeye celebrates...

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Targeting Health High Utilizers in Arizona and Michigan

Targeting Health High Utilizers in Arizona and Michigan

September 24, 2013

CSH's  six-year frequent user pilot in California demonstrated that homeless clients who were connected to permanent housing experienced deeper reductions in ER and inpatient hospital stays than those not in supportive housing.  Since that initial pilot, we have expanded our FUSE work to other cities and counties across the country to connect individuals with supportive housing and health care in an effort to reduce overall hospital and emergency...

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Acacia Network’s Mosholu Gardens Opens in the Bronx!

Acacia Network’s Mosholu Gardens Opens in the Bronx!

September 23, 2013

On Thursday, September 12, CSH joined Acacia Network in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the construction completion and grand opening of its beautiful Mosholu Gardens development in the Norwood section of Bronx, NY. The $15M development will provide 64 units of affordable housing with 39 apartments set aside for individuals with mental illness who will be supported by services funded through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)....

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Crawford Apartments Open in Bloomington, Indiana

Crawford Apartments Open in Bloomington, Indiana

September 17, 2013

A new construction 25 unit supportive housing development called Crawford Apartments opened in Bloomington, IN on September 6th to a full house of new tenants, neighbors, and champions. Mayor Mark Kruzan welcomed the community to the grand opening of this development serving people who have faced chronic homelessness. All tenants were selected by using a vulnerability index to ensure that those with the greatest needs were screened into housing. Please...

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CSH and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing Release RFP

CSH and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing Release RFP

September 17, 2013

CSH is working with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing to release this Request for Letter Proposals to provide Physical Condition Assessment (PCA) for Section 18 and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in the City and County of San Francisco. Please find the following attachments related to the RFP: RFP PCA Scope of Work PCA Statement of Work and Contractor Qualifications Template for CSH TA subcontract Additional Required Subcontracting...

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CSH Submits Comments on HUD’s Proposed Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

CSH Submits Comments on HUD’s Proposed Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

September 17, 2013

Today CSH submitted comments to HUD regarding its proposed rule to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH).  Under the Fair Housing Act, recipients of many different kinds of HUD funds – primarily cities, localities and Public Housing Agencies – must not only prevent housing discrimination, but also work to affirmatively provide housing choices to “protected classes” that have traditionally been discriminated against. A broad array of stakeholders...

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