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Veteran Apartment Project In Middletown Gets Final Approvals

Hartford Courant

Veteran Apartment Project In Middletown Gets Final Approvals

December 27, 2017

The state has relinquished a piece of property on the Connecticut Valley Hospital campus Wednesday, making way for 32 units of supportive housing for veterans in Middletown. The New Haven-based Columbus House plans to renovate the former Mary Shepherd Home, originally a dormitory for nurses built in 1924, into apartments with on-site case-management services for veterans.

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Volunteers bring Christmas to Wallingford Emergency Shelter

Record Journal

Volunteers bring Christmas to Wallingford Emergency Shelter

December 25, 2017

There were almost no cars on the road and snow was gently falling when Joan and Mike Smutko parked their car at the Wallingford Emergency Shelter just after 8 a.m. on Christmas Day.

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Outreach team in New Haven makes sure homeless have shelter during cold stretch

WFSB

Outreach team in New Haven makes sure homeless have shelter during cold stretch

December 14, 2017

With the bitter cold temperatures and the snow on Thursday morning, a street outreach team in New Haven was busy on Wednesday.

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Liberty Bank Foundation Wins John S. Martinez Community Service Award

Liberty Bank

Liberty Bank Foundation Wins John S. Martinez Community Service Award

December 13, 2017

Columbus House awarded the John S. Martinez Community Service Award to Liberty Bank Foundation at the nonprofit’s annual meeting Dec. 7 at the New Haven Lawn Club. Since 2004 the award has been given annually in recognition of those who have exemplified community leadership and outstanding support for Columbus House programs.

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The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition

The Wall Street Journal

The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition

December 11, 2017

Not every year delivers major architectural stunners, but sometimes there’s something even better—buildings that contribute to a more promising future.

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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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