Social Innovation Fund Initiative

Backed by a prestigious federal CNCS Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award, CSH worked with subgrantees in four communities to carry out programs that leverage supportive housing linked to health services to save public dollars and improve lives. Click here to access the SIF Evaluation Summary One-Pager, which briefly explains the workings of the initiative and findings to date.

Health & Housing

CSH and our local partners implemented the SIF supportive housing initiative to address rising healthcare costs, designing housing platforms that pulled people with the most complex medical and behavioral challenges out of the revolving door of expensive crisis healthcare. A five-year Randomized Control Trial evaluation of CSH-SIF has been conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from New York University, led by Principal Investigator Beth C. Weitzman, PhD. Click "More" below for their results.


Ann Arbor, MI

By combining its own resources with others, Avalon Housing is providing housing and care coordination facilitated through an intensive case management team that includes a multi-disciplinary group of doctors, case managers, providers, homeless outreach workers and shelter staff.



AIDS Connecticut builds on a health home outreach model. Individuals identified through a match between the state’s Medicaid administrative data and Homeless Management Information Systems are provided supportive housing linked to health services within a coordinated delivery system.


Los Angeles County, CA

The Los Angeles County Partnership brings together housing, social service and health organizations using a data-based homelessness “crisis indicator” to coordinate, identify and house individuals who are the most expensive users of publicly funded services in low-wealth sections of the County.


San Francisco, CA

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Health Plan, is providing housing and health care at the newly constructed Kelly Cullen Community (KCC) supportive housing development.


Spotlight on SIF Sites

Can an apartment cut health care costs of homeless ‘super users’?

Health Care and Homelessness

Social Innovation Fund Grantee Spotlight

Recent SIF News

CSH Receives CNCS Grant

CSH SIF Holds National Face2Face in Ann Arbor, MI

Funding Partners

Corporation for National & Community Service

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Melville Charitable Trust

San Francisco Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kresge Foundation

Contact Our SIF Team


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