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Built to Last

The Yale Herald

Built to Last

November 10, 2017

54 Adeline Street had been an abandoned corner for several years. Overgrown foliage spilled over the fence onto the sidewalk. An adjacent concrete stretch, dotted by miscellaneous cars, visually compounded the emptiness. The vacant lot always stood out amongst the clapboard houses that line Adeline Street for several blocks in both directions. For the past month, however, 54 Adeline has attracted attention for a different reason.

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Yale architecture students create dwelling in Connecticut for the homeless

Dezeen

Yale architecture students create dwelling in Connecticut for the homeless

November 6, 2017

Graduate students at Yale University have completed a prefabricated building in New Haven with two apartments that will be leased to tenants who are experiencing homelessness.

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Yale Architecture Students Design Two-Unit House for Formerly Homeless New Haven Residents

Architect Magazine

Yale Architecture Students Design Two-Unit House for Formerly Homeless New Haven Residents

October 25, 2017

The school's annual first-year design/build project has built 29 houses in the city, and this year’s is the first of a five-year partnership, Homeless:Housed, with local nonprofit Columbus House.

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Study tracks changing perception of homelessness

Yale Daily News

Study tracks changing perception of homelessness

October 24, 2017

The public’s perception of homelessness has changed over the past two decades to become more compassionate and liberal, according to a recent Yale study.

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Veteran Supportive Housing Plan Going To Middletown Council In November

Hartford Courant

Veteran Supportive Housing Plan Going To Middletown Council In November

October 24, 2017

City officials are seeking the council’s approval to transfer the Mary Shepherd Home at 112 Bow Lane to New Haven-based Columbus House, which would turn the building into 26 one-bedroom apartments and six studios for chronically homeless veterans.

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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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