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Current Needs Assessment Data

CSH has updated our initial numbers by looking at data across a spectrum of public systems to determine the current national need for 1.125 million supportive housing units. This overall assessment is a compilation of Point in Time or census counts of people involved in multiple public systems exhibiting challenges and needs consistent with supportive housing. Our current supportive housing assessment is a snapshot, a picture as it appears today. Our newest interactive map allows users to explore the national as well local need for supportive housing in each state and across systems. The corresponding reports go deeper into the sources and thinking behind the data. You can see all of the data by clicking here.

CSH Summit 19: It's a Wrap

If you were unable to follow along and "Connect the Dots" in person at CSH Summit 2019, or you simply want to relive the experience, you can visit our Instagram page for the Insta-stories and photographs compiled directly from the site visits, plenaries, Design Labs, events and sessions that made #CSHSummit19 an incredible success. Click Here to see and read all about the action and how Summit leaders are Connecting the Dots to supportive housing. CSH can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/csh_innovate.

Speak Up! Painting a Picture for LA

A new mural in Los Angeles just off of the 10 Freeway at Arlington Avenue is beautifully spreading the word about supportive housing. The mural was created by the local group 72U with help from some CSH SpeakUp! Advocates. Reading her poetry at the unveiling of the mural and featured in several news clips about it is Suzette Shaw, CSH SpeakUp! Advocate. Like the stories shared by our SpeakUp! Advocates, the new mural is creating a personal connection through art between the community at large and those thriving in supportive housing. As the mural itself proclaims, 90% of those who go into supportive housing in the Los Angeles region stay in housing and off the streets. 

Healthy Aging Academy NYC

Our very popular Healthy Aging in Supportive Housing Academy returns to where it started, New York City, to increase the capacity of local housing and human services providers to meet the unique needs of elderly tenants. Space is limited so if you are a provider in NYC looking to enhance your housing and services for older residents and prospective tenants, register today. Our in-person training academy is designed for up to 25 participants who will attend six half-day sessions between June and September. Registration ends on May 24. Interested organizations can click here for details

New from HRSA

Resources that support the work of community health centers come from many partners across the country, including CSH staff. HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) charged the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) with establishing a National Resource Center (NRC) and creating an online repository to meet the information needs of professionals for the purpose of building stronger and healthier communities. The recent launch of the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse helps fulfill those missions. The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse offers valuable insights and materials, and addresses the demands placed on a busy public health workforce by conveniently providing tools to acquire and use targeted information, some of which is produced by CSH.

Chicago Coordinated Entry RFPs

CSH is seeking qualified applicants for two opportunities to support the Chicago Coordinated Entry System. The first seeks subcontractors to hire and manage dedicated Skilled Assessors in Chicago to assess households at Coordinated Entry Access Points. The second advertises for subcontractors to hire and manage staff to provide support in Chicago to survivors of Domestic Violence (DV) who are concerned about or currently experiencing homelessness related to their DV crisis. Both RFPs have an application deadline of May 28 and full details are available by clicking here

Connecticut RFP for Supportive Housing

The Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) is seeking applications for new supportive housing projects for inclusion in the CoC's 2019 application for HUD CoC funds. In addition to the usual funding awarded through this process, HUD is anticipated to make up to $50 million available nationally in 2019 to fund Domestic Violence Bonus projects. CT BOS provides technical assistance to ensure that the process is accessible to all eligible applicants, including those who have not received CoC funds in the past. Applications are due no later than June 4, 2019 by 5pm to ctboscoc@gmail.com.  Contact ctboscoc@gmail.com with any questions.

Financing Supportive Housing in Ohio

If you are provider or new developer in Ohio interested in pursuing supportive housing, CSH wants to help you build a successful application submission to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) for their non-tax credit funding opportunities. Join us for a free training on June 12 for developers designing supportive housing for people: Experiencing homelessness or chronically homeless; Requiring mental health services; Living with developmental disabilities; In the category of transition-aged youth. We will focus on key changes in the 2019 application and the practical aspects of creating competitive applications. A representative from OHFA will be on-hand to answer questions

Addiction Services 101 Webinar

This free webinar, Addiction Services 101: Basics of Medication Assisted Treatment, is the third installment of the Addiction Services 101 series and will cover an overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including levels of care, how to navigate system entry/exit points, and coordination of care with providers. Our first two webinars reached capacity quickly so register now to join us free of charge and learn more about MAT on June 12 at 2:00PM ET.

Successful Supervision of Case Managers

Attention all supervisors of service personnel involved in case management! Registration is now open for our course on Successful Supervision of Housing Case Managers. Topics include management through a trauma-informed lens, best practices for hiring and retaining staff, structuring supervision meetings, crisis planning, and tracking outcomes. This five-part course begins on May 28 and runs through June 25. Case management is a crucial component of supportive housing and we want to help you optimize your supervisory skills so join us and your peers by registering today!

Effective Strategies for Property Managers

Calling all property managers of supportive housing! You can access a series of 3 instructor-led webinars covering the nuts and bolts of effectively managing supportive housing properties. Classes start on Wednesday, May 22 and include: Driving Success Through Collaboration; Preventing Evictions Through Lease Enforcement; Creating Your Property Management Dream Team. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate that can be printed from the Online Supportive Housing Training Center.

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