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1 Supportive Housing: The Role of CSH Stephanie Hartshorn Program Manager Corporation for Supportive Housing 11/13/07

2 Our Mission CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.

3 Where We Work National offices in New York and Oakland, CA Local offices in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and California Targeted initiatives in Kentucky, Maine, Oregon, and Washington CSH’s national teams assist supportive housing practitioners across the US

4 What Is Supportive Housing? A cost-effective combination of permanent, affordable housing with services that helps people live more stable, productive lives.

5 The Role of CSH CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness CSH’s Project Related Assistance  Predevelopment Funding  Technical Assistance  Systems Advocacy

6 CSH Products and Services  Project-Specific Financing and Expertise to help create supportive housing  Capacity Building to strengthen and expand the supportive housing industry  Public Policy Reform to build an efficient system for producing and financing supportive housing

7 Assistance from CSH CSH can provide assistance from initial project idea conception all the way through final development. Successful supportive housing development can be subdivided into 10 key steps. CSH can provide assistance with each of the following steps: –Develop a Clear Vision for the Project –Build a Solid Development Team –Identify a Suitable Site –Build Strong Community Support –Acquire Sufficient Capital Funding –Develop a Sound Management Plan –Finance the Ongoing Operations –Develop a Solid Service Delivery Plan –Finance Services for Residents –Develop an Asset Management Plan

8 CSH Funding Products CSH offers the financial products outlined below. If you believe one of these products may be a good fit for your project, please contact CSH for more information and an application. –Grant: On a very limited basis CSH provides grants to project sponsors to fund organizational capacity building, site visits, and program start-up costs. –Project Initiation Loan(PIL): CSH provides Project Initiation Loans to fund predevelopment costs for projects. PILs do not accrue interest. –Acquisition Loan: CSH provides loans to sponsors for the acquisition of property for supportive housing. Acquisition loans do accrue interest and are reimbursed from project financing.

9 CSH Resources On the CSH website at you can find:www.csh.org –Project profiles –Toolkits for developing and operating supportive housing –Sample memorandums of understanding –Supportive housing research and best practices –Information on Policy and Advocacy –Many, many, other tools and resources

10 CSH Contacts CSH staff each support one or more MSHDA regions. Please contact the appropriate staff member for your region: Region 1 –John Peterson (Lisa Chapman until 12/31/07) Contact info for Lisa (810) x.22, Region 2 –John Peterson (Lisa Chapman until 12/31/07) Contact info for Lisa (810) x.22, Region 3 –Monique Pierre (810) x.23, Region 4 –Monique Pierre (810) x.23,

11 CSH Contacts (cont.) CSH staff each support one or more MSHDA regions. Please contact the appropriate staff member for your region: Region 5 –Stephanie Hartshorn (810) x. 24, Region 6 –John Peterson (Lisa Chapman until 12/31/07) Contact info for Lisa (810) x.22, Region 7 –Stephanie Hartshorn (810) x. 24, Region 8 –Beverley Ebersold (810) x. 25,

12 “Getting mentally ill people off the streets and into supportive housing costs taxpayers only slightly more than leaving them to fend for themselves…” The Wall Street Journal May 2, 2001

13 “I have 2 years clean and sober, a steady job, I pay my own rent – all of which I could not have done without supportive housing.” Charlie Miller, Tenant Canon Kip, CA


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