No Strings Attached: Helping Vulnerable Youth with Non-Time-Limited Supportive Housing - Corporation for Supportive Housing
CSH released No Strings Attached: Helping Vulnerable Youth with Non-Time-Limited Supportive Housing, a brief which explores innovative non-time-limited supportive housing models to serve the most vulnerable youth. The brief highlights outcomes of West End Residence’s True Colors Residence, the first non-time-limited youth supportive housing program in New York City and includes recommendations to expand this promising practice.
"At least 212 homeless people died in FY 2015, report shows" - Laura Nahmias and Brendan Cheney, POLITICO
Article on statistics from the City's 10th annual report on homeless deaths
The borough was named the least healthy county in the state for the seventh straight year, though officials point to progress. Read the article.
This doctor examines the web of medical conditions that lead to and compound homelessness, and vice versa. Read the article.
"Cuomo, in State of State Speech, Unveils $20 Billion Housing Plan" - Jesse McKinley and Vivian Lee, NY Times
Excerpt: “As was confirmed by the Statewide Supportive Housing Needs Assessment, over 30,000 more affordable housing units linked to support services are needed throughout New York State,” said Kristin Miller, CSH Director in New York. “We look forward to working with the Governor and State Legislature to ensure this new commitment to supportive housing is realized. The creation of 20,000 supportive housing units envisioned in the Governor’s proposal on top of the 15,000 units already pledged by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes this a very optimistic announcement out of Albany today.”
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"Commentary: Hospitals must address housing in treating the homeless" - Dr. Kelly Doran, Modern Healthcare
Op-Ed by Dr. Kelly Doran on the impact of homelessness on the health care system. The article mentions the Consortium's Hospital HOPE Count as a means to better understand the health needs of NYC's homeless population and the implications of homelessness on our health care system. Kelly Doran is an instructor in the departments of emergency medicine and population health at the NYU School of Medicine and a practicing emergency physician at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.
"Real Supportive Housing Need in New York State: A Statewide Supportive Housing Needs Assessment" - Based on data collected & evaluated by CSH
CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has released a first-of-its-kind assessment of homelessness and supportive housing need in New York State. The goal of the assessment is to better utilize existing local, State and national data to help decide how to efficiently allocate supportive housing resources to New Yorkers struggling with, or at risk of, homelessness.
“This report takes many pieces of the puzzle, collected from all over the State, and builds a complete picture of supportive housing need for everyone to see,” said Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH. “We know we must have more supportive housing to address the alarming rise in homelessness across New York State, and we now have the hard data showing what our leaders must do to help the very vulnerable New Yorkers who need access to stable homes and community services.”
The CSH-authored assessment was funded with generous support from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and the Robin Hood Foundation. Read the assessment.
Health Home Standards and Requirements for Health Homes, Care Management Providers and Managed Care Organizations
The purpose of this guidance document is to explain and clarify the roles and responsibilities of Lead Health Homes, downstream Care Management providers and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for the provision of Health Home services, and for Managed Care members, the Medicaid Managed Care benefit package care management services to enrollees as required by the Medicaid Managed Care Contract.
"The Rikers Island Hot Spotters: Defining the Needs of the Most Frequently Incarcerated" - Ross MacDonald, et al., American Journal of Public Health
The Bureau of Correctional Health Services of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for the provision of medical, mental health, and discharge planning services in the New York City jail system. With an average daily population of approximately 11,000 persons and more than 60,000 admissions per year, the New York City jail system is among the largest in the world. CHS sought to characterize the medical and mental health conditions of the most frequently returning persons to New York City jails. The primary goal of this investigation was to inform the care they provide for this population, but the analysis also raises questions that cut across disciplines, including the nature of patients’ relationship with the criminal justice system. Read the report.
"Promoting Access to Stable, Permanent Housing for All New Yorkers" - Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
CSH and partners released policy recommendations developed by the New York Reentry Housing Workgroup to strengthen recent efforts by the State and City to improve access to housing for people with criminal justice backgrounds. As CSH amplifies in their report, all persons with a criminal justice-involved history deserve fair access, consistent with public safety, to supportive, affordable and market-rate housing in order to reinforce their successful reentry and reduce the risk of their re-incarceration.
The Reentry Workgroup included organizations with specific expertise in criminal justice and related housing issues including: The Bridge, The Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, CASES, the Community Service Society of New York, CSH, The Fortune Society, From Punishment to Public Health, Greenhope Services for Women, Hour Children, Housing Plus Solutions, Legal Action Center, MFY Legal Services, Neighbors Together, The Osborne Association, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Providence House.
We hope you will support and share these recommendations, especially with your local and state leaders, so that thousands of New Yorkers exiting our jails and prisons will find stable housing, avoid re-incarceration, and lead productive lives in our communities.