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Latest “Vlock House” Built For Homeless

New Haven Independent

Latest “Vlock House” Built For Homeless

October 3, 2017

A homeless family will be able to look out onto Adeline Street while cooking dinner and also find privacy in a rock garden, thanks to the design of the latest house Yale architecture students built in New Haven.

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Housing Remains Elusive In Homeless Fight

New Haven Independent

Housing Remains Elusive In Homeless Fight

September 29, 2017

New Haven in many ways leads the state in the effort to move people out of homelessness. But if the city is going to get closer to the federal goal of ending chronic homelessness among families and youth by 2020, it must create more supportive affordable housing even as it grapples with a small but growing group of young, resilient homeless people who refuse to be helped.

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Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House dedicate New Haven home

Yale News

Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House dedicate New Haven home

September 29, 2017

This year’s Jim Vlock First Year Building Project is the first house built as part of a five-year collaboration with Columbus House, a New Haven-based homelessness services provider. Columbus House will select two tenants for the house on Adeline Street: a single tenant for the efficiency unit and a small family for the two-bedroom unit.

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Construction begins on specialty housing in Hamden

New Haven Register

Construction begins on specialty housing in Hamden

September 19, 2017

Developers and town officials celebrated the start of construction during a ceremony Monday. Regan Development has partnered with the town, the state, Columbus House and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to bring the housing complex to the area.

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New Haven Partnership Takes On Affordable Housing, One New Home At A Time

WNPR

New Haven Partnership Takes On Affordable Housing, One New Home At A Time

September 11, 2017

A recent study called “Out Of Reach” finds that someone working full-time, earning the federal minimum wage, would be unable to rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in this country. But a new partnership in New Haven is trying to address the problem, one house at a time.

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Nonprofit & Community Service Providers Budget Rally at the State Capitol

Connecticut Network

Nonprofit & Community Service Providers Budget Rally at the State Capitol

September 7, 2017

Watch Alison Cunningham, Columbus House CEO, urge legislators to pass a budget and protect community services at the Rally to Protect Nonprofit Services.

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Liberty Bank Foundation grant competition open for voting Sept. 5

New Haven Register

Liberty Bank Foundation grant competition open for voting Sept. 5

September 4, 2017

n the affordable-housing category, the finalists are Columbus House of New Haven, which operates a shelter and oversees supportive housing for those who are homeless or at risk; Capital for Change, which oversees investment funds in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford; and Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT’s ReStore, a retail home-improvement store that accepts donations and sells at reduced prices, based in Cromwell.

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Columbus House Among Finalists in Liberty Bank $20,000 Grant Competition

Columbus House

Columbus House Among Finalists in Liberty Bank $20,000 Grant Competition

August 23, 2017

Columbus House is among nine finalists, from an initial field of 82 entrants, competing for one of three $20,000 grants from Liberty Bank Foundation. Columbus House will be competing in the ‘affordable housing’ category against two other organizations: Capital for Change and the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT’s ReStore.

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Yale students building house in New Haven to address needs of homeless

New Haven Register

Yale students building house in New Haven to address needs of homeless

August 14, 2017

The house that the first-year Yale School of Architecture students have designed and are building in the Hill neighborhood has a twofold purpose: Not only is it a required practical exercise but it’s giving the students a lesson in the complex issues of homelessness.

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Yale architecture building home for homeless shelter

WTNH

Yale architecture building home for homeless shelter

August 11, 2017

On a corner lot on Adeline Street, there is a construction project with an unusual crew. It is made up of Yale architecture students. The school has built something like this every year for 50 years.

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