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 - the first house is currently under construction and will be ready for residents this fall, 2017.
You can be part of the solution to end homelessness by participating in HOMELESS: HOUSED. We have already raised over half of the $200,000 needed for the first home. We may also receive $20,000 from the Liberty Bank Foundation for this project through their 20th Anniversary Grants competition. With your help, this house will become a home for generations to come.
Learn more about this exciting collaboration by watching the above video created for the Liberty Bank Foundation competition. (We are a semi-finalist in the Affordable & Supportive Housing category!)
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. All donors will be included on a commemorative plaque that will be prominently displayed on each of the buildings. (Call John Brooks at 203-401-4400 x 108 for more information.)
Right now, there are about 550 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!
STAY TUNED! If Liberty Bank chooses us as a finalist in their 20th Anniversary Grants competition, YOU will be able to vote for us (between Sept. 5th & 15th) to win $20k!
Foundation is poured! 7/28/17
Neighborhood Cookout 8.15.17