Save the Date: Maryland Youth Homelessness Symposium

Save The Date
Maryland Youth Homelessness Symposium
May 1 & 2, 2019
At the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us at the Symposium to work together to end and prevent youth homelessness in Maryland!

The Maryland Youth Homelessness Symposium is a statewide event sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to provide a space for all to collaborate towards ending and preventing youth homelessness in Maryland. The Symposium is designed to bring together youth, service providers, local and state government agencies, funders, policymakers, advocates and anyone who wants to learn more about how we can work together to address youth homelessness. The agenda will include sessions and workshops on known best practices, opportunities for cross-collaboration and community planning, and the chance to hear from youth themselves on what we can do to better to support them.
Maryland has made it a priority to address youth homelessness and work towards ending and preventing it within the State, aligning with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness' goal to end youth homelessness by 2020.  The Symposium is informed by the work of Youth REACH MD – that a staggering number of youth are experiencing homelessness across all parts of Maryland and that the supports they need are lacking. Together, we are working to build collaboration across sectors by developing, sharing, and expanding best practices across the State.

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A complete schedule and registration information will be coming soon.

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Collaboration is key to addressing youth homelessness and all who may be interested in learning more about and being part of the effort to address youth homelessness in Maryland are welcome to attend.
Additional support will be made available for youth to attend. Please contact Amanda Miller at for more information.

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Homefront: A Life Like Any Supportive Housing

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A Life Like Any Other
Stamp of Approval
Teams Announced for Indiana Institute
Temenos Supportive Housing in Houston
Please Join Us: Open House in NYC
New York Justice Reform Webinar
Supportive Housing and Medicaid Webinar Series
Housing + Substance Use Recovery Webinar
Intro to Supportive Housing Finance Training
Join the National Healthy Aging Academy
The Early Bird Gets the Summit Discount

We're Hiring a Senior Program Manager in San Diego

Read  Where CSH is Making News

A Life Like Any Other 

For aging caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preparing for their loved-one's future is a constant focus and worry. In a video conversation, Catalina Sanchez, a grandmother and caregiver, addresses the concerns and hopes she has for her grandson, John. She has spent many sleepless nights wondering who would look after him when she is gone. How he would make it on his own? As Catalina learns more about supportive housing, she is comforted by the stability and services it offers, and realizes it will permit John to live independently and thrive. Hear Catalania and John tell their stories in our new video created with the support of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Stamp of Approval

For Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like CSH, the Aeris rating is the gold standard for transparency and accountability to investors, grant makers, governments, and other stakeholders. With major investors using Aeris Rating Reports and data to support their investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring, Aeris-rated and reporting institutions benefit from strengthened and streamlined investor confidence and commitments. Aeris has once again awarded CSH one of its highest ratings, a 4-star AA Policy Plus, and we are unwavering in our pledge to ensure we meet these high standards for our investors and the people we serve every, single day.

Teams Announced for Indiana Institute 

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and CSH announced the six teams that will be participating in the 2019 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Each team will establish a plan to create supportive housing to serve either homeless veterans or individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. "Now in its 10th year, the Institute continues to be a great opportunity for organizations to develop detailed, individualized supportive housing plans," said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as IHCDA's board chair. Read more about the 2019 Institute teams by clicking here

Temenos Supportive Housing in Houston

Earlier this month, Temenos CDC celebrated the grand opening of Temenos III, fifteen units of supportive housing uniquely designed to serve those who are chronically homeless and experiencing chronic inebriation in Midtown Houston, Texas. CSH funds were used for permanent financing to refurbish a community center into this single-room-occupancy residence. It will be the first project of its kind in Houston, embracing the integrated care model of service delivery, utilizing the services of SEARCH to provide intense case management, and partnering with Houston's Healthcare for the Homeless to ensure access to healthcare and dental services.

Please Join Us: Open House in NYC

A New Year of possibilities for supportive housing awaits all of us – developers, providers, operators, other stakeholders and tenants. Join us in New York City for our annual Open House on January 31, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm ET, where we will celebrate what has been accomplished and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead. Food and refreshments will be provided compliments of our Metro Team. RSVP by clicking here.

New York Justice Reform

For managers and developers of housing in New York State, our next installment of the "Are You Ready" webinar series will take place on January 31 from 10-11:30 a.m. ET. The webinar, Serving a Criminal Justice-Involved Population in Supportive Housing, is free and registration can be accessed by clicking here. In recent years, New York has advanced criminal justice reform, yet the question of housing for households with histories of justice-involvement remains insufficiently addressed. This webinar will bring together leaders from local government, development organizations and non-profits to discuss current efforts and proven practices for developing supportive housing and providing effective services to a criminal justice-involved population.

Supportive Housing and Medicaid Series

Have you ever attended a webinar about Medicaid and Supportive Housing and gotten a little lost in the details? Then this is the webinar series for you! Join CSH and Foothold Technology on Tuesday, February 5 at 2:00pm ET for our second free webisode where Sue Augustus, Senior Program Manager at CSH, Foothold Technology Director of Client Services, Paul Rossi, and Senior Advisor, David Bucciferro, will expand on the topics covered in their first webisode and take a deeper dive into Medicaid and supportive housing. Click here to register.

Housing + Substance Use Recovery

CSH is offering a free series aimed at bringing together supportive housing and homeless services providers and other systems to work more effectively with people who use substances, including opioids. The kick-off webinar for the series will be held on February 20, 1:30pm ET, and will cover the basics. You can register for the webinar -- Addiction Services 101:  Recovery Support Services, Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT, and Addiction Treatment -- by clicking here. This free webinar will consider ways to create links between systems, how to encourage new resources that are targeted to the most vulnerable in your community, and information needed to create partnerships to increase supportive housing capacity. The webinar will examine the differences between Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states for these topics.

Intro to Supportive Housing Financing

Supportive housing budgets are a critical part of any project planning cycle and funding submission. Our new course, Introduction to Supportive Housing Budgeting & Financing, will teach participants the key considerations when it comes to creating a comprehensive and sustainable supportive housing project budget. After taking this course, participants will have the tools and knowledge to assemble a budget and seek supportive housing funding. This course is perfect for developers and/or project managers new to supportive housing. 

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 29 - April 23 and consists of 7 live virtual webinars. Learn more and register by clicking here. 

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 will end 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.


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Community Benefits Agreement for Events?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Organizations that are generally sensitive to social justice issues tend to think about the impact of every facet of their operations—including the planning of events in other cities. For its conference last fall, Race Forward formalized that process in a community benefits agreement by . . . Read Full Article
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LA Teacher Strike | A Win for Airbnb | Julian Castro Joins the Race | Accessory Dwelling Units | Unprecedented Demolition in Philly | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
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Elizabeth McDade, Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning 
In the 1990s, Rochester, New York, had an alarmingly high number of children who had high levels of lead in their blood. Decades later, the rate has decreased by 85 percent. This is how a local coalition made it happen. Read Full Article
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TODAY! Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. ET | Introduction to Permanently Affordable Homeownership—Part One | Communities across the country are trying to create policies that do more with less, balance individual benefits with community benefits, and make a dent in their local affordable housing needs. In this webinar, Grounded Solutions Network makes the case for permanently affordable homeownership and shares how you can adopt and customize these models to fit your community’s needs.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. PST | Development Without Displacement in Opportunity Zones | Presented by the Neighborhood Funders Group’s Democratizing Development Program, this webinar is the second, in a series of conversations on Opportunity Zones. Hear how community, philanthropy, and the public sector can work together to prioritize investments in projects that yield equitable growth, benefits, development without displacement, and economic opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color. Info or register here.

Monday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. EST | What Really Works in Homelessness Prevention: Lessons from Literature and the Field | Presented by Abt Associates’ Center on Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness, this webinar combines evidence with real-world insight. Practitioners from three communities will discuss their experience planning or implementing prevention activities, and how the evidence aligns with their work on the ground. Info or register here.
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Most minorities and many poor people really didn’t have a choice where they got to live due to segregation and redlining. While redlining now is officially illegal and has been illegal for decades, most of the affordable housing stock was built during the times of segregation and redlining, so we still have the impact today of…
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For your consideration via @Shelterforce is it time to say goodbye to this term completely in favor of “core neighborhoods,” or “central city,” or another less loaded term?
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Thanks @kresgefdn for sharing another great thought piece from @Shelterforce on the term “inner city.” And yes, let's also say goodbye to the term “minority.”
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