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Oregon Supportive Housing Institute Reveals Projects to Develop Tenant-Centered, High-Quality Supportive Housing

September 15, 2022 Media Contacts:  Delia Hernández, OHCS, HCS.mediarequests@hcs.oregon.gov  Jesse Dean, CSH, jesse.dean@csh.org SALEM, OR - Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced nine innovative projects that emerged from the third Oregon Supportive Housing Institute (SHI). The SHI is designed to increase the…

2022 Indiana Supportive Housing Teams Announced

Indianapolis (Jan. 25, 2022) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and CSH have announced the eight teams that will be participating in the 2022 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. These teams will each establish a plan to develop affordable housing with access to supportive services for…

Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 816 will save lives and help tens of thousands of homeless Californians with chronic health conditions

SACRAMENTO – Californians experiencing homelessness and living with chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness, will soon have life-saving access to housing, thanks to today’s signature on AB 816 by Governor Gavin Newsom.The law, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), prioritizes the state’s share of the National Housing Trust…

CSH awards loan for supportive housing building in Brooklyn, NY

$13.5 million loan is largest to date BROOKLYN, NY – Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) awarded a $13.5 million secured loan that will fund the acquisition and predevelopment costs for a 216-unit affordable housing community for young adults and families in Brooklyn at risk for or who have a history…

CSH Commends Historic Funding for Homelessness in
California 2021-22 State Budget

For Immediate Release, June 30, 2021 Los Angles, CA | The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) applauds the California State Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom for agreeing to substantial investments in the 2021-22 state budget to tackle the homeless crisis that impacts communities across California. The agreement reached Friday builds…

Bring California Home Coalition Issues Statement on Status of Assembly Bill 71

Today, the Bring California Home coalition, a diverse group of over 300 elected officials, leaders, and advocates from across California released the following statement about Assembly Bill 71: “We are disappointed by the news that AB 71 by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas is being held for this year.  Assemblywoman Rivas sought…

CSH Awarded $1.4M from CDFI Fund

 Infusion of Capital to Spur Affordable Housing in Economically Distressed Neighborhoods New York- The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded $1.4M to CSH in the latest round of funding announced last week. CSH will use this new infusion of capital to increase and…

CSH Awarded $50M in New Markets Tax Credits

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced an award of $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) as part of their 2019 round of allocations. “This year’s allocation comes at a crucial time as communities across the country work to revive…

DeAnna Minus-Vincent of RWJBarnabas Health Appointed to CSH’s National Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing), a national nonprofit, recently appointed DeAnna Minus-Vincent, Corporate Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health, to a three-year term. The newest addition to CSH’s Board of Directors represents the significant role hospitals play in addressing the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors and…

Partnership for the Bay’s Future Marks One-Year Anniversary: Public-Private Partnership Exceeds Initial $500 Million Goal to Preserve, Produce, and Protect Affordable Housing

Awards First “Challenge Grants” to Seven Bay Area Cities & Counties Leading Innovative Housing Efforts and $30 Million in Loans to Developers Producing and Preserving Affordable Homes REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA,  11:30am, February 4, 2020 -- Bay Area elected officials, community, faith, and business leaders, and philanthropic funders marked the first…

CAMBA Gardens Phase II is Award Winning

CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. is pleased to announce that CAMBA Gardens Phase II, LEED Gold-rated, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Affordable Housing Development award by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a part of the LEED Homes Awards. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the…

New Connection to Housing in Chicago Launched; Text to Connect: 773-786-9916

Chicago, IL – City and community leaders today unveiled “Text to Connect to End Homelessness” (773-786-9916), a texting platform designed to help more people experiencing homelessness find pathways to housing and services. Those experiencing homelessness as well as people who want to help them can use this new feature, which…

Indiana Institute Finale & Supportive Housing Community Champion Award

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Six supportive housing development teams from across the Hoosier state completed the 10th Annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute last week held by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). The teams shared plans to develop supportive housing developments in South…

New reports highlight opportunity for reducing homelessness, associated health care costs

Helena, Mont. – New reports released today are designed to help Montana take advantage of opportunities to cost-effectively improve health outcomes for homeless individuals with complex medical conditions by housing and assisting them in their communities. The reports specifically focus on Montana’s Medicaid program and recommend ways to strengthen the…

Wesley Family Services Closes on Pioneer Apartments

Pittsburgh, PA—With the help of funders and investors, Wesley Family Services is moving forward with construction on Pioneer Apartments, an integrated development project that will be home to a four-story apartment building and offices, where the organization’s behavioral health staff members will work. Pioneer Apartments will offer affordable housing units,…

CSH Receives $55M in New Markets Tax Credit

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has announced an award of $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) as part of the federal government’s 2018 round of allocations. “With this opportunity, we can leverage even more resources to drive projects leading…

Doe Fund Begins Construction in The Bronx

THE BRONX, NEW YORK – Another affordable supportive housing development recently began construction in the Borough: a 10-story building with 68 units at 3188 Villa Avenue, slated to be completed by 2020. Last December, New York City-based nonprofit organization The Doe Fund broke ground to launch the construction of 68…

Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act Introduced

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) have introduced the “Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act“, a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness. Specifically, the bill authorizes $750 million in grants annually for the…

Chicago Area Nonprofit New Moms Celebrates Grand Opening of $7.25 Million Supportive Housing Development and Family Support Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jenna Hammond, New Moms 773-413-3451 jhania@newmoms.org Robert Friant, CSH 212-986-2966, x245 robert.friant@csh.org CHICAGO, March 15, 2019 – Community members joined nonprofit New Moms and its development partners today for the grand opening of the organization’s Oak Park Center and Clare Place, a 21,700-square-foot facility that features 18…

Housing Reboot to Improve Health

The NHP Foundation recently joined forces with CSH to call for fresh ways to use housing and health partnerships to bring about significant changes for those in need, including innovative approaches to funding and services. Affordable housing and healthcare leaders are coming together to combine safe, clean, secure housing with improved…

Teams Prepare Projects for Indiana Supportive Housing

Teams announced for the 10th Annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Organizations will develop plans to create six supportive housing developments for homeless veterans or individuals experiencing chronic homelessness The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced today the six teams that will be participating in the 2019 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. These teams will each establish a plan to create a supportive…

CSH & Cross Sector Partner to Support High-Risk Youth in Oklahoma

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and Cross Sector Innovations (Cross Sector) have received funding from the Arnall Family Foundation (AFF) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to work with service providers, investors and state agencies to develop and implement a supportive housing demonstration for high-risk youth…

2018 NHPF Symposium Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

Organization's Fund for New Development Raises $450,000 to support ongoing affordable housing efforts The NHP Foundation (NHPF), a national leader in providing quality affordable housing to America’s working poor, seniors and families, today announced that its 2nd Symposium fundraising event, “Housing & Health: The Backbone of Strong Communities” held October…

Central City Concern’s Blackburn Center Wins National Award

On Oct. 18, 2018, Novogradac & Company named Central City Concern’s Blackburn Center the Metro Community Development Qualified Low-Income Community Investment (QLICI) of 2018. Sarah Chisolm, CCC’s chief financial officer, accepted the national award at the Novogradac 2018 New Markets Tax Credit Fall Conference in Austin, Texas. Chisholm thanked several partners including…

More services needed to address homeless crisis

Homelessness in the greater Portland region could increase 26 percent over he next four years unless the public and private sectors work together to increase more services and housing of all kinds. That is the conclusion of a report by ECONorthwest, the Pacific Northwest's largest independent economic research firm, released…

Turning the Tide of Youth Homelessness in California

Since 2015, the number of homeless youth living in California has risen 32% to a staggering 15,000 young people. These youth are five times more likely to experience homelessness as adults, and are concentrated in vulnerable communities: •1 in 10 Cal State students experienced homelessness in the last year alone.…

Leaders to Tackle Affordable Housing Reboot

NHPF (The NHP Foundation), a national leader in providing quality affordable housing to America’s working poor, seniors and families, today announced its 2018 fundraising event. “Housing & Health: The Backbone of Strong Communities” will be held October 16th at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The event combines education and celebration,…

CSH Pay for Success Grants Help Communities Improve Healthcare Delivery & Decrease Costs

Providers in Lake County, Illinois, Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Ventura County, California to Receive “Pay for Success” Expertise The national nonprofit CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has named three local area-providers across the country to participate in initiatives focused on delivering stable housing and improved medical and mental healthcare to…

Senior Housing Policy Recommendation Report

For Immediate Release September 14, 2018 Contact: Melissa Chalker 609-421-0206 Trenton—New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) and its partners have released recommendations to address a crucial need to expand the amount of affordable housing available to seniors in the Garden State. The increase in the aging population coupled with the…

CSH Fourth CDFI to Join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

The national nonprofit CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) today announced it has joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) cooperative of eligible commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions (CDFI) and insurance companies. As an FHLBNY member, CSH now has access to the competitively…

Avalon Housing awarded tax credits for Hickory Way Apartments

Ann Arbor, MI – Avalon Housing has received a conditional reservation of tax credits from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for 34 new units of affordable housing at Hickory Way Apartments, 1110 and 1132 South Maple Road in Ann Arbor. This award is for the first phase of…

Jericho Project and B&B Urban Open Walton House

First Supportive Housing Residence Under Mayor Bill de Blasio's NYC 15/15 Supportive Housing Plan The $35.6-million dollar, 10-story building built by Jericho Project and B&B Urban in the Bronx features 89 apartments for formerly homeless and low-income veterans and young adults, many of whom identify as LGBTQ Jericho Project, a…

City of Chicago Shares Latest Update on Families in Transition Program

Joint initiative aimed at reducing homelessness located in at-risk communities has housed nearly 90% of initial families FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 CONTACT: Jennifer Rottner 312-743-1719 Jennifer.rottner@cityofchicago.org The Department of Family and Support Services today announced the latest update on the Families in Transition program, an unprecedented joint initiative…

Making the LEAP

JPMorgan Chase to invest in program that supports The Way Home local homeless response system and addresses the affordable housing crisis. Houston, TX – Citing increased rents and a sharp drop in vacancies after Hurricane Harvey, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined with the Houston Housing Authority, Coalition for the…

Chicago Family Homelessness Research Project Study

MEDIA ADVISORY   |  PRESS CREDENTIALS RECOMMENDED Two-part press conference formally releasing Chicago Family Homelessness Research Project Study, a report compiled by utilizing data from Chicago’s Homelessness Services System and the Chicago Public Schools Part 1: Release & Explanation of Family Homelessness Research Study – University of Chicago Urban Labs (Note…

E-learning and consultation strategy aims to improve nationwide Housing First programs

IUPUI, Heartland Alliance Health's Midwest Harm Reduction Institute and CSH partner to enhance a program for chronically homeless individuals, families INDIANAPOLIS, CHICAGO and NEW YORK -- Professionals in the homeless service and housing sectors now have access to e-learning modules and distance-based technical assistance to strengthen their knowledge and their…

Rice U. event to focus on resilient housing

MEDIA ADVISORY David Ruth 713-348-6327 david@rice.edu Amy McCaig 713-348-6777 amym@rice.edu HOUSTON – (March 21, 2018) – Local and national experts will discuss how resilience strategies can shape Houston’s affordable housing system at a March 27 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Houston office of…

New Grant Helps Advance Oklahoma Initiative to House Youth Facing Homelessness

Tulsa – CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has selected the Community Service Council (CSC) to receive a grant of technical assistance to further advance a Pay For Success initiative undertaken by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), designed to help youth ages 17-25 transitioning out…

New Grant Helps Position Appleseed to House Families Facing Homelessness & Separation

Albuquerque – CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has selected New Mexico Appleseed to receive a grant that will determine if Pay For Success (PFS) financing can help create supportive housing for families without homes who also experience high instances of open child welfare cases. CSH anticipates Appleseed will receive approximately six…

CSH Releases 2017 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Policies Report (QAP)

CSH is pleased to present “2017 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Policies Promoting Supportive Housing & Recommendations for 2018 & 2019”. This new report builds on our assessment of 2016 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) policies and examines the strategies Housing Credit agencies adopted to foster and encourage supportive housing development…

$50 Million New Markets Tax Credit Allocation Awarded to CSH

Media Contact: Robert Friant; robert.friant@csh.org; 212-986-2966, x245. (Washington, DC) - The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has announced an award of $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) as part of the federal government’s 2017 round of allocations. “With…

Pay for Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic Individual Homelessness Exceeds Goals; Issues First Dividend Payments to Investors

For more information, contact: Brigid Boyd, United Way, 339-236-1161 bboyd@supportuniteday.org MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness has significantly exceeded targets and successfully placed over 656 high-need individuals into stable, supportive housing, with 92% remaining housed after one year. On Tuesday, February 13…

Avalon Housing, CSH and NYU to host FUSE Social Innovation Fund key findings briefing

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 5, 2018- Spurred by investments from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) has been leading a five-year national demonstration to create and evaluate supportive housing as a solution to addressing the needs of our health care system’s highest-need,…

Teams announced for the 9th Annual Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced today that teams from six Indiana communities will be participating in the 2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Communities include: Bloomington, Johnson County, Kokomo, Lebanon, New Albany and two groups in Indianapolis. "The Institute continues to be an extraordinary opportunity for these organizations to develop detailed,…

National Housing Leader Adds Healthcare and Finance Expertise to Board of Directors

CSH, a national nonprofit helping communities create the housing that transforms the lives of vulnerable individuals and families, has welcomed two new Board members: a prominent healthcare executive with extensive Medicaid experience and a nationally recognized accounting and finance expert. “We are pleased to add the considerable talents of Charles…

National Housing Leader with Local Grounding Joins CSH

Ann Oliva Praised for Leadership at HUD and in Washington, DC Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Assistant Secretary Ann Oliva has been named Senior Policy Advisor to the President and CEO of CSH. As a strategic player making profound contributions in local and national policies, Ms. Oliva…

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