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Twenty Successes — Working with Philanthropy: CSH & Hilton for Almost 20 Years and Counting

Twenty Successes — Working with Philanthropy: CSH & Hilton for Almost 20 Years and Counting

December 14, 2011

Long-term partnerships with foundations can be rare, but for nearly 20 years the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has collaborated with CSH. Looking for a solution to ending homelessness among people with mental illnesses, Hilton learned about CSH and the work we were doing in New York to advance what was at the time an emerging innovation in supportive housing. Hilton gave CSH its first grant in 1992 and to date, has awarded CSH with nearly $35 million...

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Twenty Successes — Bringing Leaders Together

Twenty Successes — Bringing Leaders Together

December 14, 2011

In 2002 CSH brought together a group of leaders representing state and local governments, nonprofit developers, homeless advocates and service providers in Columbus, Ohio to discuss promising approaches in ending homelessness, build political will, attract investment opportunities and develop a plan to bring supportive housing across the nation. The result of this meeting was a Compact to End Long-term Homelessness, which included the goal of creating...

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Twenty Successes — Dedicated to Partnerships: CSH and United Way

Twenty Successes — Dedicated to Partnerships: CSH and United Way

December 14, 2011

The United Way has always played a valuable role in addressing community needs through leadership and financial resources. For several local branches, ending homelessness has become a top priority. CSH and the United Way realized that our shared goals around ending homelessness make us natural partners. For several years, we have been working in close partnership with local United Ways across the country from California to New Jersey and points in...

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Twenty Successes: Building the Field by Helping Others Build Capacity

Twenty Successes: Building the Field by Helping Others Build Capacity

December 14, 2011

In 2004 CSH partnered with the Illinois Housing Development Authority to create a grant program to help nonprofits expand their organizational capabilities. Renaissance Social Services, Inc. (RSSI), a housing services provider in Chicago, applied  and is a prime example of the impact a capacity building grant can have on an organization. They were a small organization looking to grow and increase the number of supportive housing units for Illinois’...

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Twenty Successes — Funding the Field With Products that Work

Twenty Successes — Funding the Field With Products that Work

December 14, 2011

Everything we do at CSH is about advancing our mission to help communities create high-quality supportive housing to prevent and end homelessness. Even in our capacity as a CDFI, CSH looks for innovative ways to use our lending products to strengthen the field of supportive housing. One of our most unique lending products, Project Initiation Loans (PILs) was established in 1992. We saw a gap in conventional financing approaches that was derailing...

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CoC Partnership in Richmond, VA

CoC Partnership in Richmond, VA

December 14, 2011

In Fall of 2011, CSH worked with Homeward Virginia to help create a successful application for 2012 Continuum of Care funding for the greater Richmond area. The implementation of this award is only beginning, but the work with local providers and the Continuum facilitators helped establish guidelines for looking at current transitional housing stock and its potential for conversion to supportive housing.

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Connecticut Balance of State 2011 New Funding Announcement

Connecticut Balance of State 2011 New Funding Announcement

December 14, 2011

The Connecticut Balance of State has announced that it’s accepting applications for new supportive housing projects to be funded through the 2011 HUD McKinney Vento Competition. ****Deadline extended to Wednesday August 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm**** To All Interested Parties, The CT Balance of State Continuum of Care is seeking applications for new permanent supportive housing projects to be funded through the 2011 HUD McKinney Vento Competition. The...

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Baltimore County Charrette

Baltimore County Charrette

December 14, 2011

In Fall of 2010, CSH worked with Baltimore County to help create their 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.  Unknown at the time, eventually, this request would inspire a transformation in public policy planning that CSH now employs in communities across the country. At the request of local planner, Sue Bull, CSH agreed to staff and support a week-long charrette to quickly move the process along and help government and non-profit agencies, faith-based...

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Twenty Successes — Returning Home: Helping Those Who Have Nowhere to Go

Twenty Successes — Returning Home: Helping Those Who Have Nowhere to Go

December 13, 2011

Individuals exiting the criminal justice system with histories of homelessness or chronic health conditions are likely to either cycle back into the system, or end up homeless due to a lack of a comprehensive support system. CSH realized this unfortunate trend and set out to examine how supportive housing could address the issues these individuals faced. We quickly realized that several systems would need to be engaged to address the underlying housing...

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Twenty Successes — Bringing HOPE to Indiana Through Partnership

Twenty Successes — Bringing HOPE to Indiana Through Partnership

December 13, 2011

In 2007, CSH recognized the need for supportive housing in Indiana and wanted to get involved — but we knew we couldn’t do it alone. So, we turned to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to collaborate with us to address this gap. Together, we created a statewide supportive housing initiative and CSH soon opened an office in Indiana. And our partnership has grown from there. Discussions with local and national groups...

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Twenty Successes -- A First in the Supportive Housing Movement: AISHI Brings Supportive Housing to Reservations

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