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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.

Anniversary Celebration Continues in Illinois

Anniversary Celebration Continues in Illinois

December 21, 2011

On December 6, the CSH-IL Program held a CSH 20th Anniversary Celebration.  The day included six workshops on topics such as Medicaid and Supportive Housing Partnerships, Implementation of the HEARTH Act and the Olmstead Act in Illinois.  Over 100 people attended the 20th Anniversary Luncheon and Champions of Supportive Housing Awards Ceremony.  CSH President and CEO, Deborah De Santis was the keynote speaker and encouraged the attendees to continue...

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CSH’s Sally Luken Awarded Ohio Governor’s Award of Excellence in Supportive Housing

CSH’s Sally Luken Awarded Ohio Governor’s Award of Excellence in Supportive Housing

December 20, 2011

In recognition of our service to the affordable housing community, Sally Luken, Director of the Ohio Program was presented with this year's "Governor's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing." The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose continued dedication increases the quality and availability of affordable housing opportunities for Ohio families. CSH was recognized for their work helping communities create permanent housing...

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CSH Receives Grant from Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network’s “Create Jobs for USA” Program

CSH Receives Grant from Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network’s “Create Jobs for USA” Program

December 20, 2011

CSH is one of just 28 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in the nation to win a grant in the inaugural funding round of the Create Jobs for USA Fund. Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network have joined forces to help create and sustain jobs in communities across the country with this bold initiative to spark new financing to community businesses so they can hire and preserve jobs. The grant was made possible by a $5 million seed...

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CSH Bestows Supportive Housing Quality Awards in CA

CSH Bestows Supportive Housing Quality Awards in CA

December 20, 2011

Nearly 300 of our partners in the supportive housing industry attended CSH's California Quality Supportive Housing Awards including government leaders, practitioners and community advocates. At the event, eight remarkable individuals and organizations who have pushed the supportive housing sector forward in California were honored for their work. Congratulations to all of the award recipients. Quality in Design Downtown Women's Center Residence Quality...

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Twenty Successes – CSH’s First Twenty Years

Twenty Successes – CSH’s First Twenty Years

December 19, 2011

CSH was founded on a revolutionary idea -- the belief that everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their lives and that supportive housing is a solution that works. We set out to end chronic homelessness and began building an industry through our leadership, lending, training and advocacy efforts. Over the past 20 years later, we’ve seen incredible progress and success thanks to the culmination of years of dedication from our staff and partners. In...

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San Diego County Recognizes CSH Staff

San Diego County Recognizes CSH Staff

December 19, 2011

The CSH office in San Diego was honored at the San Diego County 25th Annual Mental Health Awards for Supportive Housing Program of the Year. Each year the mental health community in San Diego recognizes people and organizations who work to support clients and family members in their efforts to achieve recovery without stigma. The award focused on our work creating supportive housing opportunities for individuals with serious mental illnesses, which...

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CSH President Honored by Alma Mater

CSH President Honored by Alma Mater

December 19, 2011

CSH President and CEO Deborah De Santis was honored by her alma mater, Babson College of Wellesley, Massachusetts with an induction into the Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame along with Accenture Chairman-CEO William D. Green. As one of the country’s top business schools, U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Babson’s MBA program first in entrepreneurship, and the school has also received the highest rankings from the Financial Times and...

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Anniversary Interview Series with Chairwoman Karen Diver

Anniversary Interview Series with Chairwoman Karen Diver

December 16, 2011

What have we learned about who needs supportive housing and who doesn’t? Karen Diver: Supportive Housing is for the chronic and long-term homeless who face multiple barriers to retaining housing.  Some people face short-term housing loss due to financial crisis;  Supportive housing best serves those individuals and families who struggle with combinations of chemical dependency, mental health and health  issues, lack of life skills and formal...

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CSH Co-Sponsors Silos to Systems: Solutions for Vulnerable Families

CSH Co-Sponsors Silos to Systems: Solutions for Vulnerable Families

December 15, 2011

Hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Building Changes, Silos to Systems was a recent convening of high-level government, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders that focused on new approaches, policy and systems change solutions that help to stabilize the most vulnerable unstably housed and homeless families who touch the many public systems designed to help them, but too often remain separate and ineffective. CSH authored Silos to Systems:...

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Twenty Successes — Helping Individuals Achieve Their Dreams

Twenty Successes — Helping Individuals Achieve Their Dreams

December 14, 2011

CSH believes that everyone deserves safe and decent housing -- a home where they can reach their best potential. As we celebrate Fair Housing Month, we’re happy to share a very personal success story of a woman who found a home in supportive housing and went on to fulfill another accomplishment in her life. Julia* was a resident at Erna P. Harris Court in Berkeley, California. The program was one of the first to sponsor the Health and Housing Integrated...

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New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Accepts Supportive Housing Recommendations

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