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Ribbon Cutting at OpenDoors in Rhode Island

Ribbon Cutting at OpenDoors in Rhode Island

December 5, 2011

On October 24, Mayor Angel Taveras joined OpenDoors and Rhode Island Housing to cut the ribbon on safe, healthy and affordable rental homes for Rhode Islanders who are returning to the community after incarceration. CSH provided OpenDoors with an acquisition loan and technical assistance to purchase a 15,000 square foot, former Sealtest factory. The renovated building now includes 19 new rental homes -- five one-bedrooms and 14 studios -- as well...

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CSH Works on Registry Week in Austin, TX

CSH Works on Registry Week in Austin, TX

December 5, 2011

As part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign, Austin held its 100 Homes Campaign Registry Week November 7–9, 2011. Over the course of three mornings, more than 80 volunteers took to the city’s streets, homeless shelters, hospitals and parks to find homeless individuals and gather information from them using a Vulnerability Index survey. The top 100 most vulnerable individuals have been identified, and the community is working to house them,...

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Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness

Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness

December 3, 2011

On October 12-14, 2011, The Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness, Presented by Texas Homeless Network, Region 10 Education Service Center and Texas Homeless Education Office, provided a forum for homeless service providers, educators, community leaders and government officials to network and gain information on how to better serve the homeless population in their community. CSH presented a Homeless Systems Simulation Game, Converting your Transitional...

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L.A.’s Homeless Soon Will Be “Home for Good”

L.A.’s Homeless Soon Will Be “Home for Good”

December 3, 2011

In 2009 the United Way of Greater Los Angeles partnered with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to create a Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness.  CSH was pleased to provide technical assistance to the task force and United Way staff to support their  research and planning.  CSH provided financial data and a strategic framework for redirecting and aligning existing local resources to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles. In October...

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CA Policy Urgent Action: L.A. Ordinance

CA Policy Urgent Action: L.A. Ordinance

December 3, 2011

The Los Angeles City Council is currently considering a Community Care Facilities ordinance that, if enacted, would increase homelessness and stymie progress made in reducing homelessness in Los Angeles. It would also set dangerous precedent for other communities. Aimed at ridding the city of sober living facilities in single family residential neighborhoods, the ordinance would: Prohibit more than two unrelated parolees/probationers from residing...

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Attend the Upcoming California Legislature’s Hearing to Determine “The Road Home”

Attend the Upcoming California Legislature’s Hearing to Determine “The Road Home”

December 3, 2011

On January 12, 2011, the California Assembly’s Select Committee on Homelessness (referred to as “The Road Home”) will hold a hearing in Sacramento to discuss actions the Legislature should pursue to address homelessness in California. CSH California will recommend the Committee consider take action and take advantage of Affordable Care Act (national health reform) opportunities available to California to fund services in supportive housing;...

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Urgent Action in CA: Interagency Council on Homelessness Within Reach

Urgent Action in CA: Interagency Council on Homelessness Within Reach

December 2, 2011

California may now be closer than ever to creating a meaningful state interagency council on homelessness. CSH and Housing California are working to urge Governor Brown to issue an executive order. During a critical window of opportunity this fall, we believe he may do so if he receives enough support for an executive order. A council would convene state agencies, regional partners, and stakeholders to explore opportunities for federal funding, to...

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CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Joe Finn, Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance

CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Joe Finn, Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance

December 1, 2011

What have we learned about who needs supportive housing and who doesn’t? Joe Finn: We still need to define the width and breadth of the need for supportive housing resources for specific need populations in communities around the country. However, we have learned that there is a significant population of unaccompanied homeless adults for whom the lack of appropriate permanent supportive housing practically condemns them to a life on the street or...

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CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Merl Waschler, Valley of the Sun United Way

CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Merl Waschler, Valley of the Sun United Way

December 1, 2011

What have we learned about who needs supportive housing and who doesn’t? Merl Waschler: Valley of the Sun United Way, our Ending Homelessness Advisory Council, and our many partners have learned through a focus and intention on creating permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless individuals that PSH truly works. In Maricopa County the effects of developing new partnerships and working toward a common agenda of creating 1,000 units...

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CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Anthony Maione, President & CEO, United Way of Rhode Island

CSH Anniversary Interview Series with Anthony Maione, President & CEO, United Way of Rhode Island

December 1, 2011

What have we learned about who needs supportive housing and who doesn’t? Anthony Maione: We have learned many things as a result of the development and successful management of the Housing First Program in Rhode Island. For example, individuals who have been homeless for a long time need a broad and ongoing array of services in order to maintain their stability. The so-called wrap-around service model is an effective antidote to the issues that...

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Lincoln West Apartments Ribbon Cutting in Goshen, Indiana

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