CSH Summit 2019 – Supportive Housing Connections to Workforce Development, Community Planning, Education & More
CSH has announced the date and location of the CSH Summit 2019. The CSH Supportive Housing Summit will take place April 30 to May 2, 2018 in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Connect the Dots.”
The CSH Summit 2019 will connect the dots between workforce development, community planning, education, criminal justice, primary & mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), child welfare & youth, and aging.
- CSH works with the mission to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.
- CSH works with the vision of envisioning a future in which high-quality supportive housing solutions are integrated into the way every community serves the men, women and children in most need.
- This CSH Summit 2019 is devoted to supportive housing and brings together thought leaders from every part of the country. The summit brings these thought leaders together for one of the most important affordable, supportive housing conferences of the year.
- Over 800 through leaders attended the CSH Summit 2018. Attendees at least year’s Summit learned about best practices, system transformation, improving outcomes with applied research and data, equity: policies and practices, beyond housing stability, moving on from supportive housing and population specific strategies, healthcare, and innovations in the field.
On June 6, 2018, a team of private and public partners working to end homelessness in New Jersey presented at the annual 2018 CSH conference in Los Angeles on “Homelessness and Medicaid Use: The Impact of Housing and Services.”
The workshop was attended by over 50 professionals working to end homelessness from across the country who were eager to learn about the New Jersey research and who engaged in an interactive Q & A period with the audience.
New Jersey experts presenting included:
- Emmy Tiderington, PhD, MSW, LMSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Associate Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She presented the data from the Center for State Health Policy/Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research on the impact of housing and services/supports.
- Janel Winter is the Director of the Division of Housing and Community Resources at the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA.) Janel has also worked for New Jersey’s Department of Human Services and CSH in New Jersey as Associate Director. Janel spoke about the state’s pilot programs that are proving to be cost saving while also ending homelessness.
- Taiisa Kelly is a Senior Associate at Monarch Housing. Taiisa leads the Ending Homelessness Team where she works with local governments, non profits and community stakeholders in NJ to develop coordinated strategies to end homelessness. Taiisa spoke about the importance of determining what housing and services activities have an impact in ending homelessness, using them in future planning to end homelessness, and how to best structure the system
Kate Kelly who works with Monarch Housing’s Public Policy Team moderated the panel discussion.