Homefront: The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount

In this Newsletter
The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount
Present a Session at CSH Summit 2019 
Building a Vital Brooklyn
Oregon Voters Say Yes!
CSH San Diego Has Moved
Responding to Unsheltered Homelessness
Series for Health Centers: Addressing Opioids
Free Webinar Unlocks HUD FUP Vouchers
Join the National Healthy Aging Academy
Professional Development Made Easy
Support CSH with a Year-End Gift

We're Hiring a Community Investment Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Read  where CSH is Making News

The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount

Our traditional Early-Bird Registration is now open for next year's CSH Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, where participants will gather from April 30 through May 2. You now have the opportunity to seize a rate much lower than the full Summit registration fee. This price cut is good only through March 1, 2019, when our traditional Early Bird registration ends and the cost of attending Summit goes up. Do not delay. Get your low Summit 2019 Early-Bird rate of $575 today before registration jumps to the full price.

Present a Session at CSH Summit 2019

We have heard from many innovative, creative and cutting-edge teams interested in presenting a session at CSH Summit 2019. Some have asked for a deadline extension to put the final touches on their submissions...we are listening and have extended the due date to January 9. If you are interested in sending us a session proposal before then or contacting us for feedback, we can help you decide if your idea works for Summit 2019. With supportive housing as the hub, our aim is to connect your presentation to leaders in healthcare, education, workforce development, justice, child welfare, IDD, behavioral health, community planning and other important fields. Submit your dynamic proposal for our review, or email us to talk, and you could be owning a session and making impactful connections at CSH Summit 2019. Need to reach us by email to discuss your proposal? We are easy to contact at summit@csh.org.

Building a Vital Brooklyn

By developing affordable and supportive housing on underutilized properties, New York State is investing in creating a more "Vital Brooklyn," the name of a newer community initiative addressing chronic social, economic, and health disparities in the Borough. Governor Cuomo has announced the recipients of the Vital Brooklyn awards and CSH is proud we lent our support to two recognized projects, one developed by CAMBA and the other by the Federation of Organizations. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering secured & unsecured pre-development loans, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), and expertise in health and housing partnerships, CSH stands ready to help New York achieve the vision of a Vital Brooklyn.

Oregon Voters Say Yes!

As reported in Homefront right after the mid-term elections, supportive housing was a big winner with voters across the country showing their enthusiasm for it last month. Not only in California, where state and local electorates approved billions of dollars to create supportive housing, but in Colorado where referenda embraced funding for critical support services and in Portland where voters approved a $652.8 million bond measure to build more affordable housing. The Portland Metro regional government's plan passed with over 60% of voters in favor, and will create between 2,400 and 4,000 units of affordable and supportive housing in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. This new bond measure, which represents a more proactive approach to meeting needs, was secured after Portland Metro leaders studied housing and relied on reports authored by CSH.

CSH San Diego Has Moved

Our San Diego office has a new home. As of December 1, you can connect with our Southern California team at 2664 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, 92103. Their digital and telephone contact information remains the same. You also can give our staff in San Diego a call at 619-232-3194.

Responding to Unsheltered Homelessness 

In any community, developing a coordinated strategy to address unsheltered homelessness is challenging. CSH now offers guidance that can help ensure better outcomes. Learn about our new Community Response Resources: Tools, Policies & Templates for Addressing Unsheltered Homelessness by clicking here. This suite of comprehensive tools will assist you in identifying and leveraging local champions and strengths to tackle issues that may arise during the development and implementation of an outreach and engagement system.

Opioids Focused Series for Health Centers

With new resources and strategies available to address the Opioid crisis, CSH and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council are presenting a free, three-part webinar series to explore opportunities for health centers to utilize innovative tools to serve patients with substance use disorders. Over the next few months, we will present topics like an overview on the SUPPORT Act of 2018, Systemic Responses, and Best Practices and Program Models. Join us for the first free webinar: The SUPPORT ACT of 2018 New Resource and Stakeholder Engagement for Health Centers at December 14 at 12:00pm ET. Participants will learn how specifically funding made available through the SUPPORT Act will flow from the federal government through Single State Agencies to local communities.

Free Webinar Unlocks HUD FUP Vouchers

HUD's Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers offer new opportunities for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs), Homeless Response Systems (CoCs) and other community partners to serve families in need. Join CSH-One Roof and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities for a free webinar tomorrow, December 13 at 1:00pm ET, to find out how. We will jointly provide an overview on implementation lessons learned and best practices from PHA's that have successfully implemented FUP vouchers.

Professional Development Made Easy

The CSH All-in-One Subscription Package advances your career skills and grows your network connections. Not only do you get comprehensive trainings on quality affordable and supportive housing and services, we offer you: Access to far-reaching national learning communities within and beyond the supportive housing field; Direct communication with experts at CSH to support your specific work; Exclusive previews of CSH reports and other materials; Introductions to important tools from respected sources across sectors. Sign up today for our All-in-One Subscription Package, or reach out to us at training@csh.org for a group rate.

Join the National Healthy Aging Academy 

With support from the AARP Foundation, CSH is pleased to announce its next Healthy Aging Academy. Building on several successful local academies on healthy aging, this new Academy takes learning and action to the next level by increasing the capacity of supportive, affordable housing and human services providers nationwide to help them meet the unique needs of elderly tenants. This Academy is for case managers and supervisory staff in supportive and affordable housing projects serving older adults. It also can be useful for property management staff. The Academy will run from January - April 2019 and consists of 7 live virtual webinars. Learn more and register by clicking here. 

Support CSH with a Year-End Gift 

There is plenty of time to include CSH in your year-end giving plans. Help us expand effective initiatives like CSH Speak Up! to communities across the country, adding more voices with lived experience to those advocating for supportive housing. With your generous financial support, we can magnify the message of Speak Up! Advocates like Amiyoko, who harnessed the power of her story to overcome adversity, connect to others, and work toward a more just and equitable society through increased access to the stability, independence, and life-changing services found in supportive housing.