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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

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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

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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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So Many Reasons to Support NGCC’s North Guilford Country Fair

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So Many Reasons to Support NGCC’s North Guilford Country Fair

August 8, 2017

When you realize she’s been active with her church for over 40 years, including leading the choir and running the Missions Committee, it makes perfect sense to Cynthia Damer to rise at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, fire up the family oven, and spend the next five hours baking all of the pies to be sold later that day at the North Guilford Congregational Church (NGCC) North Guilford Country Fair and Auction.

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Columbus House, Architecture Students Team Up

New Haven Independent

Columbus House, Architecture Students Team Up

July 21, 2017

Yale architecture students are teaming up with Columbus House on a pre-fab house, the 50th annual such project for low-income families, now that the zoning board has blessed the project with a needed variance.

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Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

The Connecticut Mirror

Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

June 21, 2017

It’s been more than two decades since Alison Cunningham joined the effort to tackle homelessness in New Haven. To say much has changed since her work began would be an understatement.

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Alison Cunningham receives Barbara Geller Career Achievement Award

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Alison Cunningham receives Barbara Geller Career Achievement Award

June 20, 2017

Read Alison Cunningham's acceptance speech from Partnership for Strong Communities 2017 Reaching Home Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards

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Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House join forces to raise homelessness awareness

Yale News

Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House join forces to raise homelessness awareness

June 19, 2017

Students from the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA), together with New Haven-based homeless services provider Columbus House, are working to raise awareness about homelessness and affordable housing at this year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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Annual Reaching Home Dinner Honors Housing Heroes

Partnership for Strong Communities

Annual Reaching Home Dinner Honors Housing Heroes

May 31, 2017

Alison Cunningham is widely recognized as one of the most astute and passionate advocates for homeless people and their needs. Her first job was at Janus House, a shelter for runaway homeless youth in Bridgeport. After two years there, she went to work as a case manager for Columbus House in New Haven.

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