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Showdown coming over rental payments available to tenants from New Haven’s Church Street South

New Haven Register

Showdown coming over rental payments available to tenants from New Haven’s Church Street South

October 10, 2015

There is a showdown coming on the amount of rental payments that will be available to tenants from the Church Street South housing complex as they head into the private market, forced out because of the deteriorated condition of their apartments.

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Connecticut receives federal grants to combat veteran homelessness

The Day

Connecticut receives federal grants to combat veteran homelessness

September 16, 2015

Connecticut is receiving five federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Supportive Services for Veteran Families program to support outreach, case management and other work to prevent veteran homelessness in the state and to rapidly re-house those who become homeless.

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Breaking News: Connecticut has ended chronic Veteran homelessness!

Columbus House

Breaking News: Connecticut has ended chronic Veteran homelessness!

August 28, 2015

Yesterday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut has been designated by the federal government as being the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among Veterans. This is indeed noteworthy and gives cause for great celebration!

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Interfaith Cooperative Ministries Laid to Rest

New Haven Independent

Interfaith Cooperative Ministries Laid to Rest

August 17, 2015

ICM leaves an impressive legacy. It started the first homeless shelter in Greater New Haven in the early 1980s; that shelter would become Columbus House. It pioneered social service and justice initiatives in the Greater New Haven area, from elderly care services to budget watchdog committees. A yearly Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service brought Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faith communities together in a local church, then a synagogue.

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Blumenthal, homeless advocates urge support of Veteran Housing Stability Act

The Day

Blumenthal, homeless advocates urge support of Veteran Housing Stability Act

August 12, 2015

Thomas McConnell, 54, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, began living at the transitional house for homeless veterans on Mountain Avenue on Nov. 8, 2014.

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Job opportunities opening up for Connecticut veterans

New Haven Register

Job opportunities opening up for Connecticut veterans

August 1, 2015

Those who work with Connecticut military veterans say service to their country allowed these men and women to develop a skill set that will serve them well in a civilian work environment.

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At New Haven’s Harkness House, homeless Vets find respite

New Haven Register

At New Haven’s Harkness House, homeless Vets find respite

August 1, 2015

Homelessness hit Henry Natowski from behind when he didn’t expect it.

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West Haven veteran no longer homeless, with help from area agencies

New Haven Register

West Haven veteran no longer homeless, with help from area agencies

August 1, 2015

Ben Simon, formerly homeless and a veteran, has much to be grateful for. A Vietnam vet who served in the U.S. Navy as a radar man on a destroyer off the coast of Da Nang, he bears a stomach wound and memories of friends who died or were also wounded in battle.

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Once homeless West Haven Veteran back on his feet, with help from Columbus House

New Haven Register

Once homeless West Haven Veteran back on his feet, with help from Columbus House

August 1, 2015

Melvin Mack has fought too hard to get where he is, paying for his own apartment on Clark Street and working to get back in touch with his son and stepson.

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Goal to end homelessness for Connecticut Veterans in sight

New Haven Register

Goal to end homelessness for Connecticut Veterans in sight

August 1, 2015

After years of hard work providing services, the professionals who deal with the issue on a daily basis say Connecticut will essentially end homelessness for veterans by December 2015.

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