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Welcome to the CSH 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.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative Continues Excellent Outcomes

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative Continues Excellent Outcomes

March 14, 2012

Last week, Policy Research Associates, Inc (PRA) released 2011 data illustrating the effectiveness of SOAR in expediting SSI/SSDI applications for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. SOAR is a federal program, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, that helps states and communities increase access to Social Security disability benefits for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have...

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New RFP Opportunity: Integrating Health Care and Supportive Housing for Homeless Frequent Users of Hospitals in Los Angeles

New RFP Opportunity: Integrating Health Care and Supportive Housing for Homeless Frequent Users of Hospitals in Los Angeles

March 13, 2012

CSH, with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the UniHealth Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support the creation of, access to and stability in supportive housing for frequent users of hospital emergency and inpatient departments in Los Angeles County. The goal of CSH’s Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) pilot identifies and houses 60 homeless frequent users through regional hospital-FQHC-housing...

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Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: Permanent Supportive Housing for Transition Age Youth Initiative

Stable Homes, Brighter Futures: Permanent Supportive Housing for Transition Age Youth Initiative

March 12, 2012

CSH, with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the W.M. Keck Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support the creation of, access to, and stability in permanent supportive housing (PSH) for transition age youth (TAY) in Los Angeles County. Through the Stable Homes, Brighter Futures Initiative, a total of $600,000 is available to fund 3 – 5 projects in high need communities throughout L.A. County. Funding is...

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CSH Releases 2012 Policy Priorities

CSH Releases 2012 Policy Priorities

March 7, 2012

Central to CSH’s mission of creating supportive housing to end homelessness is advocating for policy reforms that provide communities with the tools and resources they need.  Today we are releasing a list of carefully considered policy priorities that highlight our  federal funding recommendations for key programs, and outline policy reforms that, if enactedwill improve government programs. CSH’s 2012 Policy Priorities document is intended for...

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CSH Announces Social Innovation Fund Grantees

CSH Announces Social Innovation Fund Grantees

March 1, 2012

Today CSH announced the recipients of our Social Innovation Fund grants. The four teams of organizations will work with CSH to create solutions that link supportive housing and healthcare. Together, we’ll build integrated models that improve the health of the vulnerable men and women who are caught in a revolving door of hospitals, emergency rooms, detox and other crisis health services—while also reducing costs to public systems. Grantee teams...

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CHAMP Funding Available in Connecticut

CHAMP Funding Available in Connecticut

February 29, 2012

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP). The NOFA is directed to owners of either 1) existing affordable and/or workforce multifamily rental developments or 2) developers of proposed new affordable and/or workforce multifamily rental developments seeking State General Obligation Bond Funds issued...

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Supportive Housing for Veterans in Indianapolis

Supportive Housing for Veterans in Indianapolis

February 28, 2012

A new 75-unit apartment complex on the West side of Indianapolis will provide much needed housing for Veterans who are experiencing homelessness and living with a disability.  The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced that it awarded $1.45 million toward the project in Low Income Housing Tax Credits and development fund dollars. This team, led by Building Block Non-Profit Housing Corporation, includes Volunteers of...

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California Policy Alert –  New Bills Introduced Offering Hope for Supportive Housing

California Policy Alert – New Bills Introduced Offering Hope for Supportive Housing

February 27, 2012

California is currently experiencing one of the worst affordable housing financing crises in our state’s history. The Legislature and Supreme Court have dissolved redevelopment agencies at a loss of $1 billion a year in local affordable housing revenue, the state has committed almost all funds from affordable and supportive housing bond measures,and the federal government has slashed HOME funding. At a time when the supportive housing industry in...

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Benefit Screening of “Being Flynn” for Chicago’s 100,000 Homes Campaign

Benefit Screening of “Being Flynn” for Chicago’s 100,000 Homes Campaign

February 27, 2012

Join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago on Friday, March 2 @ 7 p.m. for a special benefit screening of "Being Flynn," a moving film based on a true story about a son and his relationship with his father who struggles with homelessness. Starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore, Lili Taylor and Olivia Thirlby.  AFC was selected to benefit from this special viewing as a result of their work in coordinating the housing and outreach efforts under...

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Results in for Chicago’s Plan 2.0

Results in for Chicago’s Plan 2.0

February 24, 2012

The Chicago’s Plan 2.0 Charrette, an initiative that is taking the lead in Chicago to end homelessness, has completed a full report that outlines expert recommendations and community feedback. Read the Chicago Plan 2.0 Community Charrette Final Report See photos and an event recap

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