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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.

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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Twenty Successes — Another First: State of the Supportive Housing Industry Report

Twenty Successes — Another First: State of the Supportive Housing Industry Report

December 14, 2011

CSH never stops looking for ways to serve the supportive housing industry. In early 2010, CSH set out to gain a deeper understanding of what was happening on the ground in communities across the country; how the industry was responding to the economic downturn; the role they saw for supportive housing; and what they envisioned for the future. So CSH fielded our first State of the Supportive Housing Industry Survey -- the first comprehensive study...

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Twenty Successes — CSH Works With VA to End Veteran Homelessness

Twenty Successes — CSH Works With VA to End Veteran Homelessness

December 14, 2011

CSH is committed to partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end homelessness among Veterans, and we are poised to expand our impact as we move into 2012. CSH is deepening and expanding our partnership with the VA and other community stakeholders to include an array of technical assistance and support. CSH is particularly honored to collaborate in many of these efforts with Vince Kane, Director of the VA's National Center on...

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Twenty Successes – CSH’s Supportive Housing Institute Grows with the Industry

Twenty Successes – CSH’s Supportive Housing Institute Grows with the Industry

December 14, 2011

CSH’s signature workshop, the Supportive Housing Institute, began in Connecticut in 2003. Designed to increase the development of supportive housing, the Institute is now held all across the country, transforming the supportive housing industry. The Supportive Housing Institute brings technical assistance directly to developers and providers through a curriculum that covers financing sources, building design, property management and service delivery. Since...

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Twenty Successes — Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Lead to Changed Systems

Twenty Successes — Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Lead to Changed Systems

December 14, 2011

You have to see it to believe it. When it comes to community and government leaders hoping to make changes to their systems, this sentiment couldn’t be more true. That’s why for the past 20 years, CSH has spearheaded Peer-to-Peer Exchanges, bringing leaders new to supportive housing, to communities where supportive housing is an established response to ending homelessness. In 2006, CSH began the groundwork for creating a real pipeline of supportive...

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Twenty Successes — CSH Lending & Grantmaking: 20 Years, $300 Million Dollars and Growing

Twenty Successes — CSH Lending & Grantmaking: 20 Years, $300 Million Dollars and Growing

December 14, 2011

At a meeting in September 1991, the CSH Board of Directors approved our first loan: $35,000 to the West Side Federation for Senior Housing in New York City for technical assistance. In the 20 years since, our lending and grantmaking has grown and changed to support the supportive housing field. Our average loan is considerably larger in size and our geographic reach spans the country. In 2011 CSH officially entered into the New Market Tax Credit arena...

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Twenty Successes – CSH’s First Twenty Years

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