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.

Keeping Families Together Training in Minnesota

Keeping Families Together Training in Minnesota

June 26, 2014

CSH sponsored a training session on the Keeping Families Together (KFT) Initiative in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on June 13.  This initiative uses supportive housing to offer stability to families with children who are risk of recurring involvement in the child welfare system. This all-day event that included training for supportive housing providers and child welfare workers, brought together staff from two systems to enhance coordination on behalf...

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$100 Million Dollar Bonding Bill Approved in Minnesota

$100 Million Dollar Bonding Bill Approved in Minnesota

June 25, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton signed into law an unprecedented $100 million dollar bonding bill for housing on May 16th.  The $100 million dollars is for the preservation of public housing and construction of new affordable and supportive housing across the state.  This money will affect over 5,000 units of housing. “The MN State legislature really stepped up to the plate this year”, said George Stone – CSH Director in MN. “The Governor...

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Subcontracting Opportunity for Department of Housing and Urban Development Funded Work

Subcontracting Opportunity for Department of Housing and Urban Development Funded Work

June 17, 2014

CSH is currently applying to the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development’s Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building funding opportunity and are seeking subcontractors  to add to our application.  According to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), the technical assistance will consist of collaboration between the awardee, HUD, and its customers to build knowledge, skills, tools, and systems within communities...

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Peer to Peer Focuses on Improving Housing Outcomes for Youth

Peer to Peer Focuses on Improving Housing Outcomes for Youth

June 11, 2014

Yesterday, CSH brought together child welfare agencies, service providers, and public and private funders from three states to visit two New York City based housing programs focused on improving outcomes for young adults experiencing homelessness and youth aging out of state care. The group visited Lantern Organization’s Vicinitas Hall, a 68 unit supportive housing development in the Bronx for youth aging out of the foster care system, and also...

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Exciting opportunity to expand housing opportunities in the South Los Angeles region for Transition Age Youth

Exciting opportunity to expand housing opportunities in the South Los Angeles region for Transition Age Youth

June 11, 2014

Planting Seeds for Transformation: Exciting opportunity to expand housing opportunities in the South Los Angeles region for Transition Age Youth (TAY)! Applications now available online and are due Thursday, July 31, 2014.  Delivered in partnership by CSH and Communities in Motion, Planting Seeds for Transformation is a specialized housing institute focused on expanding the array of housing solutions in South Los Angeles.  The goal is to increase...

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CSH at the Building MI Communities Conference

CSH at the Building MI Communities Conference

June 10, 2014

CSH was proud to serve as a sponsor, exhibitor, session facilitator and session leader for the Building Michigan Communities Conference. CSH Director Lisa Chapman facilitated a plenary panel on the topic of ‘Exploring Issues of Homelessness in a Viral Video World’. Panelists included Brian McGrain from CEDAM, Eric Hufnagel from MI Coalition Against Homelessness and Michael Carter, a formerly homeless Veteran who works as a service coordinator...

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Veteran Supportive Housing Opens in Kokomo, Indiana

Veteran Supportive Housing Opens in Kokomo, Indiana

June 9, 2014

On May 22, the Family Service Association (FSA) held the grand opening of Jackson Street Commons, a 27 unit Veteran supportive housing development near downtown Kokomo, IN. Mayor Goodnight expressed in his remarks that "This project is so good for our community in so many ways. I really do feel that it brought our community together and it infused millions of dollars into this neighborhood while creating a place for Veterans to call home." FSA Executive...

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CSH Leads Housing and Health Integration Trainings in New York

CSH Leads Housing and Health Integration Trainings in New York

June 4, 2014

With the generous support from the New York State Health Foundation, CSH recently wrapped up a 7-part statewide training series on housing and health integration. As NYS seeks to redesign its Medicaid program and how health care services are being delivered, both providers and policy-makers alike are realizing the critical role supportive housing plays in stabilizing individuals with very complicated health needs. The Housing as Health Care – New...

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Supportive Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Muncie, IN

Supportive Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Muncie, IN

June 4, 2014

Mayor Dennis Tyler welcomed the community to the Walnut Commons ground breaking ceremony on May 29th, and read a proclamation stating at the City of Muncie is committed to ending homelessness and sees permanent supportive housing as one of the most critical elements to a comprehensive strategy. Click here to read the full proclamation. This 44 unit supportive housing development will house Veterans who are experiencing homelessness and those who are...

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Campaign for 30,000 Supportive Housing Units for New York’s Most Vulnerable

Campaign for 30,000 Supportive Housing Units for New York’s Most Vulnerable

May 30, 2014

Yesterday, CSH helped kick-off the campaign for the fourth NY/NY supportive housing initiative, the "Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing," with over one hundred advocates, tenants and supportive housing providers taking the steps of New York's City Hall. Supportive housing has consistently proven to be the most successful and cost-effective solution to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. But there is not nearly enough supply to meet the...

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