CSH makes a difference using six key strategies:
1. INNOVATE, MEASURE AND EVALUATE SMART SOLUTIONS
CSH develops and evaluates new models and demonstration programs that uncover innovative, data-driven methods to make supportive housing work better for more people—especially the highest-cost, highest-need individuals. We measure outcomes and evaluate impact so our work (and the industry’s best practices) are grounded in research.
2. ENGAGE AND INFLUENCE POLICY AND DECISION MAKERS
CSH builds relationships within federal, state and local governments to increase understanding and backing of supportive housing. We advocate for comprehensive policy and programs that help very vulnerable people receive the housing and coordinated services they need.
3. REFORM AND IMPROVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS
CSH transforms how public agencies tackle complex and costly problems by coordinating targeted supportive housing solutions. We work with communities to shift public resources in a way that lightens the burden on systems, reduces public costs and improves outcomes for the people most in need.
4. FUND NEW PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
CSH infuses projects and initiatives that include supportive housing with funding that drives expansion and progress. Our financial support ensures a diverse set of supportive housing options and encourages the use of new financing models and architectural design.
5. EDUCATE AND EMPOWER STAKEHOLDERS
CSH’s best practices, tools and trainings build capacity. With our Dimensions Quality leading the way, we help ensure that more communities are able to create and operate high-quality supportive housing.
6. LEAD AND EXPAND THE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FIELD
CSH is leading the supportive housing industry into a strong and sustainable future. We shape the national supportive housing agenda and encourage growth in our field by making connections between supportive housing and the issues that matter to people, governments and communities.
Looking for Housing?
CSH does not directly operate any housing programs or offer referrals. Please consult these resources as a starting point for people looking for housing options.
In many communities, your local United Way may be a source of such information, and in an increasing number of communities you can dial 2-1-1 on your phone and be linked to information regarding a variety of services and programs, including housing (see www.211.org for more information).
You may also find useful information within the following online directories of homeless service providers and advocacy groups:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s list of Local Homeless Assistance Providers
The National Coalition for the Homeless’ Directory of Local Homeless Services Organizations
What We Do
CSH works across 4 lines of business:
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
CSH enriches the industry with research-backed tools, trainings and knowledge sharing.
CSH galvanizes supportive housing solutions with powerful capital funds, specialty loan products and development expertise.
CONSULTING AND ASSISTANCE
CSH collaborates on custom community planning and cutting-edge innovations.
CSH engages government leaders and public agencies through systems reform, policy collaboration and advocacy.