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CSH Pilot Program Prompts Federal Investment in Supportive Housing


Based on the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s (CSH) Keeping Families Together pilot program, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) has created a private-public partnership to fund five communities throughout the country to create supportive housing aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable families involved in the child welfare system.

Keeping Families Together was a program first implemented in New York City. It identified the families with the most reoccurring encounters with child welfare and homeless programs to place them in supportive housing.  At the end of 3 years, 90% of these families were still housed, over 60% of the child welfare cases were closed and 100% of the children who were in foster care at the start of the program had returned to their families.

The other organizations that are partnering with ACYF are the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Click here for more information on ACYF grant and for the grant application. 

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