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Corporation for Supportive Housing

WARNING: Homelessness Is Hazardous to Your Health

Deborah De Santis | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Increasingly, evidence tells us that for particularly vulnerable populations, lack of housing and instability more than determine health, they dictate health.

Top 10 Highlights of 2013 in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There are signs that angelic efforts are on the way in Los Angeles to reduce homelessness, despite the debate over public feeding, homelessness in their public libraries and Union Train Station, and the fact that the region has 58,000 people who are homeless.

Housing and Health Care Must Come Together to Serve Vulnerable People Better

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Those of us in the supportive housing field have recently become eager students of national health reform efforts. The changes in coverage, access, delivery and quality of care have the potential to significantly improve and lengthen the lives of the vulnerable men and women who live in supportive housing.

Possible Cuts Would Leave Most Vulnerable in Peril

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

As Congress deliberates over the fate of the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, I urge them to not be penny wise and pound foolish. Congress has a daunting task of balancing the budget while attempting to preserve the safety net for those most in need.

Flip Million Dollar Venture Capital Investments Into Homeless Housing

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If a small technology company that only started a year ago can create an enterprise valued at $200 million, why can't we raise $30 billion to take every chronic homeless person off the street?

Housing the Most Vulnerable Saves Lives

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

We know that supportive housing works to end homelessness for people with multiple disabilities, medical problems and other barriers to housing stability.

Homelessness Solution Recognized by Clinton Global Initiative

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Step Up is one example of many outstanding, local permanent supportive housing providers transforming lives and neighborhoods and it deserves recognition and the backing of governments and the private sector.

Celebrating Fair and Open Access to Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Each April, we at the Corporation of Supportive Housing observe Fair Housing Month and reaffirm the ideals it represents and the impact it has for our nation's homeless and disabled.

Census Time: Who is Homeless?

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The changing dynamic of homelessness presents a challenge for the U.S. Census Bureau, which this week dispatched thousands to count not just the homeless but also what they are calling "people temporarily experiencing homelessness."

Homes, Not Jails or Prison, Are What's Needed for People With Mental Illnesses

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

A recent study issued by the National Sheriff's Association and the Treatment Advocacy Center describes the shocking fact that there are now three times more mentally ill persons in American jails and prisons than there are in hospitals.

Honoring our Veterans can Begin With Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Creating permanent supportive housing for veterans, utilizing "Housing First" and other models, is not only the smart thing to do, it's the right thing to do.

NYC Saves SRO Supportive Housing

Diane Louard-Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Louard-Michel

Mayor Bloomberg has confronted the growing numbers of New Yorkers forced to seek shelter from the storms of economic crisis, homelessness and chronic health challenges.