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CSH Summit Save the Date!

Ten months from now, hundreds of leaders from every corner of the country will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the national CSH Summit 2020. With perfect vision, we will clearly focus on supportive housing as the foundation for building better lives and thriving communities. CSH Summit 2020 will be held from Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Plan to join us and save these dates on your calendar today! Please stay tuned to Homefront for additional information on registration and other details.

CSH Named to California Panel 

Governor Gavin Newsom of California has announced a panel of experts from across the state to advise his administration on addressing the state's affordable housing and homelessness crises. Led by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the group includes CSH Associate Director in California, Sharon Rapport. Known and respected for her extensive expertise, experience, and consensus-building approach, Sharon will focus on real and lasting solutions like affordable and supportive housing. From her seat at the table, she will promote the creation of more permanent housing to help individuals and families achieve stability and thrive in their communities. Read more about the Governor's panel and plans to host regional convenings in California

Housing First & Re-entry in California

In The Golden State? CSH is hosting a free webinar to dive into Housing First and Prison Re-entry best practices in California. The webinar, which is already attracting a lot of registrants, is tailored for service and housing providers throughout California as well as California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) staff, partners and members on the Council on Criminal Justice & Behavioral Health, and staff of the California Homeless Coordinating & Financing Council. During this webinar, we will explore Housing First and discuss partnership opportunities with the corrections community, and how Housing First can be an option for individuals on parole. You can register for the free August 6 webinar by clicking here

Housing Needs of Older New Yorkers

Close to 90 stakeholders representing academia, advocacy, New York state and city government, philanthropy, service and housing providers, developers, health systems, and managed care recently joined together for the CSH-sponsored Senior Homelessness + Housing Solutions Knowledge CafĂ© & Policy Forum. As leaders in issues and services that directly impact older New Yorkers, these participants examined the growth in elder homelessness and housing insecurity; elevated innovative state and city housing programs to address the growing housing and service needs of aging New Yorkers; and heard and learned from peers about their experiences and ideas to implement policy and system changes that prioritize the needs of highly vulnerable adults. 

Portland's Blackburn Center

Central City Concern has celebrated the opening of the Blackburn Center, a health and housing hub for Portland, Oregon's eastside community. The new hub is home to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that will eventually serve 3,000 people each year with comprehensive and integrated primary care services, mental health and addiction treatment, employment assistance, housing resources, and a pharmacy. CSH is proud to have helped bring much-needed health care and housing services to Portland through our $15 million New Markets Tax Credit investment in this FQHC. A highly visible tribute to the mission and success of CCC and its former Executive Director, Ed Blackburn, the Blackburn Center will provide critical respite and permanent housing while offering services for the entire community. 

Valuable Resource for Health Centers

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 for the purpose of building stronger and healthier communities. The launch of the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse helps fulfill those missions. CSH and our partners possess subject matter expertise in functional areas that support the ability of health centers to maintain fiscal and operational excellence, engage in effective workforce development activities, utilize cutting-edge health information technology, and structure health care services in a manner culturally and linguistically appropriate to the patient population being served. Quality, community-based health care programs and services are an important component of successful supportive housing. The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse offers valuable insights and materials, and conveniently provides tools to acquire and use targeted information on a daily basis.

Keeping Families Together in North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina recently allocated $1M to Community Support Services to replicate their MeckFUSE initiative in a new program designed for up to 50 families in their child welfare system. Called Keeping Families Together (KFT), this program is a model of supportive housing designed in partnership with CSH. KFT is specifically for a subset of child welfare-involved families who typically present with an array of co-occurring challenges. It is a promising practice for improving child wellbeing and decreasing child welfare involvement among the most vulnerable families. Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services released a Request for Proposal (RFP) on July 1 for their new KFT Program. Interested applicants can click here to learn more about KFT and the associated RFP, which closes in August 2019.

Mainstream Voucher National NOFA Webinar

Join CSH and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) for a free and open webinar filled with practical advice as we provide an extensive overview of HUD's July 2, 2019 NOFA issuance for the Mainstream Voucher Program. During this 90-minute webinar on August 6 at 1:00PM ET, CSH and CLPHA experts will drill down on details including priorities, scoring, populations, and key changes from the last Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA issued in 2018. We will offer important considerations and tips for creating and accessing viable paths to partnerships and additional resources for Public Housing Agencies. You can register for the webinar by clicking here

Billing Medicaid for Services

Learn about the current role of Medicaid in supportive housing and community integration in our two-part webinar series, Billing Medicaid for Supportive Housing Services. This opportunity to learn more about Medicaid offers an outline of general steps for billing Medicaid for services and includes a self-assessment for agencies interested in accessing those resources. This unique series also comes with CSH "Office Hours." After completing the two sessions, you will have direct access to our trainers through office hours where you can ask specific questions about your state or seek additional information. ​Click here for more details and to register.

Professional Development Made Easy

Become a part of our subscriber community for exclusive and tailored training, materials, coaching and much more. CSH Subscription advances your professional development and grows your network connections. Not only do you get comprehensive training on quality affordable and supportive housing and services, CSH Subscription also gives you access to far-reaching national learning communities, direct communication with experts at CSH to support your specific work, and exclusive previews of reports and other materials.  Sign up today for our Subscription Package or reach out to us at training@csh.org for a group rate.

Spotlight: Our 2018 Funders

This month, CSH is bringing special attention and praise to our 2018 Funders listed in our Annual Report. It is through the generosity of these Major as well as Key donors, and Supporters of CSH, that we are able to help hundreds of providers and communities design, create and sustain supportive housing for very vulnerable populations like the elderly, chronically homeless, justice-involved, families, children, youth, persons identified as IDD, and so many others. Without the gifts, guidance and moral support of our contributors, large and small, CSH could not be successful in our efforts to bring supportive housing to scale, and thousands of units would never be built. To every person or family that finds stability and a better life in a permanent home of their own because of supportive housing, our Funders are heroes. To see the complete list of all of our Funders for 2018, please click here.