Increasing access to mental, behavioral and general health services for high-health-needs individuals, families, supportive housing residents and their neighbors is at the core of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments made by CSH. Earlier this week, we joined ICL (Institute for Community Living) in celebrating the grand opening of their new health center in Brooklyn, NY. Our $11 million NMTC award supports this neighborhood-based model of care focused on addressing the needs of the whole person, and the entire family and community.
Arizona Benefits from New Markets
In Tucson, Arizona, CSH provided $16 million in NMTC financing to El Rio to expand healthcare and supportive services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and those who are currently homeless. The new health center can serve over 10,000 people annually and allows El Rio to build on its patient-centered model of care to provide primary healthcare, dental care, mental healthcare, substance use treatment, and other wrap around services for many vulnerable populations.
If you are registered to vote in California, please be sure to vote "YES" on CSH-endorsed Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 - No Place Like Home on next Tuesday's election ballot. Combined, these two ballot initiatives could generate almost $3 billion to create over 10,000 new units of supportive housing for Californians, and could change the trajectory of the state's affordable housing crisis. Whether you are engaged in early voting or making your choices at the polls on Tuesday, November 6, you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Californians—their difference between the streets or a safe, decent home—with the simplest act of civic heroism: your "YES" votes on Propositions 1 and 2 will make it happen!
If you are in Chicago this weekend, please join us as we reflect on the accomplishments of our Speak Up! advocates in Illinois. Come, hear their stories, celebrate their graduation into advocacy, and enjoy great company and delicious food. Speak Up! Graduates are formerly homeless people who have found stable homes and better lives in supportive housing. Speak Up! helps them tell their personal stories as they become community voices and leaders, effective champions for supportive housing and proven solutions that are ending homelessness. The Graduation ceremony takes place on Saturday, November 3, 11am CT, 33 North LaSalle Street "The Vault Room" in Chicago. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSH was selected by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) as one of six "Mentors" that will help communities advance their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health. We're seeking "Mentees" that are interested in implementing an open source data tool that supports integration of homeless services, jail and other related data sets. Over the course of 10 months, Mentees will enhance their Coordinated Entry System and better address individual health and social service needs. Applications are due on Nov. 9. Attend a free introductory webinar on Oct. 29.
Medicaid: What You Need to Know
CSH and Foothold Technology Director of Client Services, Paul Rossi, and Senior Advisor, David Bucciferro, are bringing us back to basics on all things Medicaid. Join us for Medicaid and Supportive Housing 101, a free webinar on Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00PM ET. We will cover topics ranging from commonly used terms, coverage and eligibility and the differences between Medicaid and Medicare. This webinar is designed for beginners and experts alike.
2019 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute
CSH is seeking applicants for the tenth Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. The Institute will help supportive housing partners navigate the complex process of developing housing with supportive services to prevent and end homelessness. Targeted training, technical assistance, and the opportunity to apply for pre-development financing for both new and experienced development teams are available to Institute participants. In addition, industry experts, including staff from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), will provide insight on property management, financing, and building design.
Save the Date for CSH Summit 2019
Mark April 30 - May 2 on your calendar! CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2019 will activate cross-sector collaboration and partnerships, connecting the dots with supportive housing. Leaders from many professional fields important to supportive housing, including healthcare, education, child welfare, workforce development, IDD, justice reform, addiction, community planning and others will gather in Indianapolis, IN. Registration opens soon.
Supervisors of housing case managers will learn supervision skills through a trauma-informed lens, staffing, meeting and crisis planning, and outcome tracking. Instructional level is intermediate, but all housing case management supervisors benefit. Click for details.