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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.

Twenty Successes — Staying the Course: Advocacy for McKinney-Vento

Twenty Successes — Staying the Course: Advocacy for McKinney-Vento

December 13, 2011

Over the last 10 years, homeless advocates and policymakers in Washington debated many ways to revitalize McKinney-Vento, the early leader in homelessness programming. Throughout that discussion, CSH stuck to several principles: codify the most effective elements of the Continuum of Care approach; impose rigorous, but realistic performance measures on grantees; target grants to maximize other public and private resources; and concentrate some portion...

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Twenty Successes — Collaboration is Key: CSH Begins Work in NYC

Twenty Successes — Collaboration is Key: CSH Begins Work in NYC

December 13, 2011

In 1991, CSH established its first program in New York City based on a permanent housing model that combined housing and onsite services for those who need it most. From the start, we knew we had to bring city agencies, developers and service providers to the table to create supportive housing that meets the needs of New York’s homeless population. That’s why we worked to build upon the first “NY/NY” Agreement — a groundbreaking collaboration...

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CSH and SHA Host 13th Annual New Jersey Supportive Housing Conference

CSH and SHA Host 13th Annual New Jersey Supportive Housing Conference

December 9, 2011

On Friday, December 2, 2011 CSH and the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) hosted the 13th Annual New Jersey Supportive Housing Conference at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.  Approximately 325 attended the day-long conference representing all areas of the supportive housing field from case managers to no-profit administrators, state and local governments and developers. Attendees were offered workshops in a broad range of supportive...

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Lincoln West Apartments Ribbon Cutting in Goshen, Indiana

Lincoln West Apartments Ribbon Cutting in Goshen, Indiana

December 6, 2011

On December 6th, La Casa Inc. and Oaklawn held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lincoln West Apartments in Goshen, Indiana to celebrate their new supportive housing development. This new building will house 14 people who are currently experiencing homelessness and living with a severe and persistent mental illness. Local affiliate WNDU covered the story, and encouraged local neighbors to help the new residents fully experience what it is like to be...

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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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Twenty Successes -- Building the Field by Helping Others Build Capacity

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