CSH Board of Directors



Chair Stephen Norman

Executive Director, King County Housing Authority


Vice-Chair Rachel Diller

CEO, UrbanView Capital


Secretary Carolyn Powell

President, CP Integrated Solutions


Jeffrey I. Brodsky

President, Related Management


Deborah Burkart

National VP, Supportive Housing, National Equity Fund


Deborah De Santis

President and CEO, Corporation for Supportive Housing


Sandra Forquer-Dransfield

V.P. for Government Affairs, OptumHealth (Retired)


Roland Lamb

Deputy Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services

Leifman PIC 2017

Judge Steven Leifman

Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court


Qahir Madhany

Principal, Blackstone Real Estate


Charles Milligan, JD, MPH

CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico


Paula Morabito, CPA

Morabito Consulting, LLC


Michelle Norris

Executive Vice President, National Church Residences


Dr. Jim O'Connell

President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program


Sherry Seiwert

President, Indianapolis Downtown Inc.

Leadership Message

Local Focus, Local Solutions

This report highlights exciting initiatives in several states, counties and communities across the national landscape. Our resolve is clear: CSH will advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve lives, maximize public resources and build healthy communities, producing measurable results no matter the challenges.

America faces a housing shortage for many reasons – experts agree decades of federal resource retrenchment is one – but CSH is focused on solutions and sees opportunities where others see obstacles. 2017 saw us redouble our efforts to work closely with states and communities to fill gaps with new local initiatives, innovations and investments to create supportive housing.

Our local outreach and engagement are working. Communities across the country are partnering with CSH to embrace initiatives that preserve our families and protect our children. They are welcoming innovation in the form of Pay for Success financing and contracts to create more affordable and supportive housing. And they are recognizing the benefits of pairing the housing and healthcare sectors.

Bolstering all of these efforts are the thousands of people who get a brand new life because of supportive housing. Their stories of resiliency and recovery are what made 2017 a true success.


Stephen Norman


Deborah De Santis


Keeping Families Together in New Jersey & California


Through our CSH One Roof initiative, our supportive housing and child welfare experts are helping families find permanent and affordable housing, and access to services to keep them together and safely housed.

Following though on earlier assistance provided by CSH, the State of New Jersey in October 2017 announced 215 new housing assistance vouchers and funding to establish supportive housing programs for child welfare involved families confronting homelessness or inadequate housing in twelve counties.

In California, CSH spearheaded the creation of the Bringing Families Home Program, which allocated funding in May 2017 to local counties creating supportive housing specifically for families involved with child welfare agencies because of their housing instability and challenges related to it.

One Roof Resources


Family Success Stories

CSH Commits to ‘What Works’ in Missouri, California, Colorado and Massachusetts

CSH structures Pay for Success to help build supportive housing with funding from philanthropic and other sources. Taxpayers pay only for projects that work!

In 2017, CSH selected four counties for a CNCS-funded Pay for Success initiative aimed at helping those leaving incarceration successfully reenter communities, thereby reducing recidivism and improving public safety. One of the Counties, Boone County, Missouri, is receiving our assistance to integrate data to better match individuals with supportive housing that could be financed through Pay for Success partnerships. Along these same lines, CSH actively engaged local leaders and partners like the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and UnitedHealthcare in a groundbreaking Pay for Success supportive housing initiative in California known as Just In Reach.

Other CSH Pay for Success milestones were in Denver, Colorado, where our impact investment experts are helping coordinate the City’s innovation, and in Massachusetts, where our direct investment in Pay for Success financed supportive housing is paying real dividends – in social progress as well as financial returns.


Strengthening Housing-Healthcare Partnerships in Illinois, Oregon,
Colorado, Minnesota, District of Columbia and North Carolina


Throughout 2017, CSH remained committed to advancing and strengthening partnerships where healthcare and supportive housing providers share common goals: improving health outcomes and lowering costs. CSH partnered with local providers and governments in Illinois to expand the reach of Better Health Through Housing in Chicago. Our focus on healthcare systems investing in housing has garnered national attention and support.

In 2017, CSH approved New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to finance health centers serving high-health need clients and supportive housing residents. We invested $15M in the Eastside Campus Project in Portland and another $12M was approved for the Denver Housing Authority for a new mixed-use building containing a community health center and a kidney dialysis clinic. CSH provided $12.4M for a Minneapolis service hub focusing on the health needs of very low income and homeless individuals, and also $5.1M for a behavioral health center in Washington, DC. 

Health Resources

Project Profile

Featured Training

New Voices Speak Up! in Illinois


Many people face a brighter future because of the permanent, affordable homes and person-centered services found in supportive housing. Nothing underscores this more than our CSH SpeakUp! advocates, supportive housing champions with lived experience who know first-hand the trauma of sleeping under a bridge or in an institution where care is scarce and recovery to a better life is just a dream. Their lives, their stories, prove supportive housing turns dreams into reality.

When it began in California, CSH SpeakUp! unleashed a local movement that changed public dialogue around supportive housing. Appearing at neighborhood centers, city council chambers, statehouses and even on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, our CSH SpeakUp! advocates moved hearts, minds and policies to embrace supportive housing.

In 2017, CSH took this successful program to the national stage and expanded SpeakUp! into Illinois, and created the foundations in other states to grow our lived-experience advocacy.

About Speak Up!

Our Resources Move Community Projects Forward

The CSH Supportive Housing Loan Fund, which provides low-interest, flexible loans to developers, received a $30 million infusion in 2017, two-thirds of which came from CSH, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation. This doubled the amount of startup funding available to nonprofits that build supportive housing for homeless and other low-income people.

In 2017, CSH deployed over $63 million through our traditional loan products to construct over 2500 homes in 16 states. In addition to supportive housing, CSH invested $55 million of New Markets Tax Credits that directly supported the construction of healthcare facilities ensuring better access to care and healthier communities.


$Million in Loans






$Million New Markets Tax Credits


Our Revenue

2017 Revenue Split

Contract Revenue 37%

Grants released from restriction 36%

Earned income from lending 17%

New Markets Tax Credits  7%

2017 Financials Overview


Thank You to Our Funders & Supporters

Major Supporters

  • AARP

    Allen and Shirley Speiser Foundation, Inc.

    Altman Foundation

    Bank of America Charitable Foundation

    California Community Foundation

    California Department of Housing and Community Development

    Capital One

    CareSource Management Group

    Central Indiana Community Foundation

    City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services

    City of Houston

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

    Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

    Corporation for National and Community Service

    County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Officer

    David Weekley Family Foundation

    Deborah De Santis

    Deutsche Bank

    Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

    Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

    Houston Endowment, Inc.

    HSBC Bank USA

    Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

    Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Johnson Charitable Gift Fund

    JP Morgan Chase Bank

    Kresge Foundation

    Lanterman Housing Alliance

    Lawrence D. Rubenstein

    Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department

    McGregor Fund

    Melville Charitable Trust

    Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

    MetLife Foundation

    Meyer Memorial Trust

    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Morgan Stanley

    Multnomah County

    Napa County Health & Human Services Agency

    Oak Foundation

    Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

    Ohio Department of Youth Services

    Polk Bros. Foundation

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Robin Hood Foundation

    San Diego County Behavioral Health Services Administration

    San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing

    State of Illinois Department of Human Services

    The Brown Foundation

    The Fan Fox and Leslie R.  Samuels Foundation

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. Department of Treasury

    United Hospital Fund

    UnitedHealth Group

    Weingart Foundation

Key Supporters

  • Adams County Office of Regional Affairs All Chicago Making Homelessness History Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Annie E. Casey Foundation Anthem BB&T Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Boston Foundation Butler Human Services California Community Foundation Central Florida Foundation City of  Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services City of  San Jose Housing Department City of Dallas City of Indianapolis Clark County Department of Social Services Collaborative Solutions CORT Furniture County of San Diego Dept. of Housing & Community Development Dignity Health Foundation Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Ending Community Homelessness Coalition Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Hamilton County Harris Family Foundation Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Houston Downtown Management District Howard and Jacqueline Chertkof Foundation Indiana Family & Social Services Administration John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health Lakshmi Balachandran Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky Multi-Service Center NeighborWorks America New Jersey Department of Children and Families New York City Human Resources Administration New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice New York Community Trust Nord Family Foundation Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Orange County Community Services Oregon Community Foundation Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health Pritzker Foundation San Diego Workforce Partnership Santander Bank Foundation South Dakota Housing Development Authority State of Illinois Department of Human Services State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs Kenneth Bacon Steven Friedman James L. Logue Douglas M. Weill Jeffrey I. Brodsky Rachel Diller Pete Earley Sandra L. Forquer Dransfield Christina and Qahir Madhany Stephen Norman Michelle H. Norris James O'Connell Carolyn Powell Donald Falk Roland Lamb Steven Leifman Sherry Seiwert Deborah Burkhart Dorothy Edwards Adam Handwerker Scott Layne Nicole Levy Maxwell Lubin Jeffrey A. Nemetsky Robert Tudor Nancy G. Whitney Michael Yadgar Deborah De Santis Robert Friant Catherine Kitchin David Provost