There is no summer slump when it comes to new supportive housing ground breakings and ribbon cuttings. CSH staff were on hand to break ground for a new 115-unit supportive housing development in the Bronx, NY, and welcome youth, veterans and formerly homeless adults to their new supportive housing residences in the Bronx, NY and also in Akron, OH.
The Bridge's 3500 Park Avenue is now under construction. Once completed, there will be 115 affordable, supportive homes for veterans, adults with disabilities and seniors.
Jericho Project's Walton Ave supportive housing is now home to 89 youth and veterans. CSH was involved early on in Walton, providing $1.75M in pre-development financial assistance.
In Akron, CSH helped our 2015-2016 Supportive Housing Institute graduates overcome local NIMBYism to make Stoney Pointe Commons a reality, ensuring much needed affordable and supportive housing in this Ohio community.
Join the FUSE Community
Communities waste billions on uncoordinated and expensive service responses as people without housing frequently cycle between shelters, hospitals, jails, and the streets. Your community can end this costly revolving door by housing and helping those in need, and improving overall quality of life. How? By being one of approximately 20 communities selected to participate in the new, one-time only CSH FUSE (Frequent Users Systems Engagement) Learning Community. Held from September 2018 to January 2019 the Learning Community will cover: FUSE stakeholder engagement, cross systems data matching/data driven targeting, supportive housing resource creation and scaling, and offer opportunities for peer discussion among communities. If your community is interested in applying, complete our survey by Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7pm CT. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Changing Trajectory for Youth
CSH's Federal Technical Assistance (TA) Team is very excited to be a part of the group of TA experts working with 11 communities to create and implement plans to prevent and end youth homelessness through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. HUD included the voices of youth with lived experience in developing the Demonstration Program, and are encouraging communities to break traditional systems silos by working with child welfare agencies. CSH will be the lead TA Provider for Nashville, TN, Washington Balance of State, and Snohomish County, WA and a consultant to the other eight communities.
CSH Advocates are thrilled to once again represent the voices of lived experience at the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) annual conference and Advocacy Day. This morning CSH Speak Up Advocate Emily Martiniuk, along with CSH Program Manager Ann English, participated as panelists during the NAEH Building Community Support to Fund Solutions and End Homelessness breakout session. Emily and Ann are heading to Capitol Hill this afternoon with a group of CSH Speak Up Advocates to meet with U.S. Senators, Members of Congress and their key staff. Advocates will share their first-hand accounts of how they found stability and success in supportive housing. You can follow their journey today through the halls of Congress on social media through the hashtag #CSHSpeakUp.
CSH has announced a new opportunity to scale supportive housing development in Ohio. Selected supportive housing development teams will receive intensive technical assistance to create supportive housing that advances local efforts to end and prevent homelessness; addresses housing needs identified through the Stepping Up initiative; and/or stabilizes vulnerable youth and families facing separation and homelessness. Interested development teams need to complete and submit the application by August 31. CSH is proud of our efforts in Ohio and looking forward to the creation of new supportive housing throughout the state.
Finding a path to a permanent and stable home and building better communities in the process are at the center of the newly released United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) strategic plan entitled, "Home Together." As one of the partner organizations contributing to the plan, CSH looks forward to continuing our engagement with USICH and the communities pursuing solutions that support the main goals of Home Together. The plan embraces supportive housing as a proven, evidence-based model that improves lives and the quality of life for all of us.
CSH is collecting data from supportive housing providers in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont and Washington State specifically on their knowledge about dementia. If you are a provider in one of these states, your organization will receive a survey directly from CSH. We will be asking front-line and supervisory staff to complete the survey as quickly as possible to help us better understand what services more comprehensively meet the challenges of older supportive housing residents with dementia care needs. Please contact Courtney.Christenson@csh.org with any questions.
By implementing new pre-and post-booking strategies with a focus on permanent housing instead of arrests for homeless individuals, Milwaukee County has seen a dramatic reduction in criminal justice activity for the local homeless population. Join us on Thursday, August 9 at 1:00pm ET. when CSH Director of Data and Analytics Kim Keaton will be a featured presenter on a webinar hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police highlighting the success in Milwaukee. Attendees will learn about Milwaukee's Housing First program, including how housing navigators and law enforcement have worked together to reduce arrests.
If your agency has ever wondered how to tap into Medicaid resources for funding supportive services, or you know your agency should be asking questions about Medicaid but unsure of the approach, our online Academy is perfect for you. Our experts will walk you step-by-step through the process to determine if your organization should bill Medicaid, how to create a business plan, and also ensure agency systems are in place to support Medicaid billing. The 5-session Academy starts tomorrow, July 26, don't miss out. Enroll now! Before it's too late.