HOMELESS:HOUSED is an innovative, five year project between Columbus House and Yale School of Architecture that will produce five two-unit homes designed specifically for those experiencing homelessness. Each house will accommodate a small family and an individual, providing our most vulnerable residents with permanent, supportive housing that can be replicated, is sustainable and low impact. One house will be constructed per year on a vacant lot in New Haven. The first house was completed just before the holidays in 2017 and the residents are doing well. (Watch the video to take a virtual tour of the first home! If you have trouble viewing or cannot hear sound, please click here to view on Facebook.)
Plans for the second home have been chosen and construction is underway. You can be part of the solution to end homelessness by participating in HOMELESS:HOUSED. We have already raised over half of the almost $220,000 needed for the second home. With your help, this house will become a home for generations to come.
There are many ways you can support HOMELESS: HOUSED and help Columbus House provide five families with children and five individuals with a permanent place to call home. Pledge an annual contribution for the duration of the collaboration, arrange a gift of appreciated stock or make a one-time gift. (Call John Brooks at 203-401-4400 x 108 for more information.)
Right now, there are about 530 adults and children who need a home in New Haven. You can make a real difference, paving the way for the future of affordable housing and keeping Columbus House at the forefront of providing solutions to ending homelessness. Thank you in advance for your generous support of this important endeavor!
A New Haven by Anne Munger and Matt Marr, was created as an entry in The American Institute of Architects I Look Up Film Challenge
This video was created by Columbus House for the Liberty Bank Foundation competition
A short video about the project from sponsor Pella Windows and Doors
Design chosen May 2018
Walls going up
8.24.18 Students' last day on building site. We're grateful for their amazing work!
Foundation is poured! 7/28/17
Neighborhood Cookout 8.15.17
House is ready for contractors to complete 8.15.17
Exterior completed. Interior floors are being laid. Walls are up. Stairs are in. Cabinets are being installed. 9/21/17
Open house celebration 10/2/17
Furniture is delivered 12/19/17
Move-in, just in time for the holidays! 12/20/17