Corporation For Supportive Housing
November 29, 2010
In my role as deputy director for my city's housing department, CSH has been a fantastic resource in developing a plan and allocating resources to end homelessness. They have connected us with ideas and with practitioners in similar cities. Largely as a result of their influence, we formed a three-way partnership with our city and county government and United Way to fund a substantial Housing First initiative that produced over 1,000 housing units. CSH is pragmatic and results-oriented. They aren't trying to preach an ideology--just support efforts that work. Very effective organization!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Creating a combined funding process that brought together our city, county, United Way, several foundations and suburban funders to do joint NOFAs for homeless housing and services. This process is now in its 4th year.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Continue to be creative. We are entering a period when supportive housing development will be harder to fund, so I look to CSH to find and publicize other ways to combine housing and services
Professional with expertise in this field & I was a public funder for affordable housing and homeless housing.