CSH works to advance affordable housing aligned with services as an approach to help people thrive. We do this by advocating for effective policies and funding, equitably investing in communities, and strengthening the supportive housing field.
A just and equitable world in which all people are thriving. People have a safe and affordable home, a community in which they feel belonging, and the services and wealth they need to sustain it.
Our unique approach lets us create value where others can’t. We are:
Principled Risk Taking
Equity and Racial Justice
It was a revolutionary idea: give the men and women on our streets a home and surround them with the care they need. CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) was founded on this idea, which would become the solution to homelessness for people most in need. Julie Sandorf was approached by two Franciscan priests who were successfully saving their mentally ill parishioners from homelessness. She saw first hand with a safe place to live and psychiatrists and social workers on site, their tenants stayed housed and healthy. With support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, she found hundreds of similar stories around U.S.: troubled people who had bounced between shelters, hospitals, jails, and the streets were suddenly living productive lives thanks to this combination of quality housing and support services. In 1991, Julie founded the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) with funding from three of the nation’s leading philanthropies—the Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. More than 30 years later, CSH is still inspired to bring supportive housing to those who need it most. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services that boost the value and impact of work in more than 300 cities across 48 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, making home a reality for over 200,000 individuals and families who have regained hope and dignity.