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Pay for Success Will Help Vulnerable People

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today announced that CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing)...

Houston -- A Shining Star

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Houston has housed more than 2,800 homeless veterans since January 2012, according to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/ Harris County.

No Paradise for Homeless

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Hawaii
Deborah De Santis

The Island of Oahu/ Hawaii is getting a lot of attention these days for all the wrong reasons. A local council there just approved measures to regulate how a person spends time on a sidewalk -- nothing more than weakly veiled attempts to kick homeless people off the curb.

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.

More Vouchers and Supportive Housing Will End Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

We must have additional commitments to affordable supportive housing to maximize the promising trend in reducing homelessness across all populations, including, families, children, veterans and the elderly.

Social Impact Investment & Supportive Housing: A Promising Solution

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Lack of upfront funding is often a barrier for an investment in supportive housing by state and local governments even though we know it offers a solution that both more efficiently uses limited resources and delivers improved outcomes, particularly for populations that are most costly to public systems.

To Curb Medicaid Spending Tomorrow, Invest in Housing Today

Terri Ludwig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.

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.

Using Supportive Housing to Help Solve the Prison Problem

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections saw the problem and built a supportive housing program for the men and women coming out of Ohio's prisons that would help keep them housed, healthy and stable.

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.

South Side Gets Supportive Housing For AIDS Patients

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

The Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry, a Catholic group that for twenty years has provide supportive services to people living with HIV and AIDS, is open...

Matt Sledge

Veterans Housing Lawsuit Reaches Into History

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the Veterans Administration over housing for disabled veterans hinges in part on an 1888 deed that is more than...

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.

Finally, a Federal Plan to End Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Corporation for Supportive Housing commends the White House for its plan to eliminate homelessness. Permanent supportive housing is the key strategy we emphasize in this plan.

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."

Albany's Budget "Cuts" Will Cost New Yorkers Serious Money

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

Whenever a budget battle happens, safety net services come under the gun. Albany should take a close look at innovative programs that provide needed services while offsetting spiraling expenditures in other areas.

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.

Ameenah Joiner Gets Family Back On Their Feet Thanks To Supportive Housing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fleeing domestic violence in Chicago, Ameenah Joiner and her two young children relocated to Milwaukee in hopes of finding a better life. The family h...

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.

The Good News Within the President's Health Reform Proposal

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

While there has been much debate in Congress and in the media about health care reform, the administration's proposal contains good news for those of us engaged in preventing and ending homelessness.

Nuns Give $1M To Build Women's Homeless Shelter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A Canadian group trying to raise money for a supportive housing center in Ottawa found out Thursday that those who "do unto others" are rewarded -- by...

REDUCE Act Cuts Health Care Costs, Helps End Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

"Far too many people rely on Emergency Room services for routine or primary care," Senator Sherrod Brown said earlier this week in a statement announcing the REDUCE Act. We couldn't agree more.