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Warming Centers Open, While City Looks To Long-Term Homeless Fixes

New Haven Independent

Warming Centers Open, While City Looks To Long-Term Homeless Fixes

November 22, 2022

Short-term cold-weather ‚Äč“warming centers” opened Tuesday while the city and a nonprofit separately prepared to figure out how to spend a combined $7 million on long-term solutions for the homeless.

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New Haven opens warming centers to keep people alive, warm this winter

New Haven Register

New Haven opens warming centers to keep people alive, warm this winter

November 22, 2022

Not everyone without a permanent place to live is looking to get into a shelter, and this year, with the closing of the former Grand Avenue shelter, COVID density restrictions and less money available to put homeless people up in hotels, the city has lower capacity than in the recent past.

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Homeless Hotel Plan Scrapped. What’s Next?

New Haven Independent

Homeless Hotel Plan Scrapped. What’s Next?

November 15, 2022

A year after a tentative plan to convert a Long Wharf hotel into housing for the homeless fell apart, the city is considering a second attempt to invest federal pandemic-relief dollars towards stable long-term shelter for the unhoused.

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New Haven homeless services scramble for resources as winter looms

Yale Daily News

New Haven homeless services scramble for resources as winter looms

November 10, 2022

As winter approaches, many of New Haven’s homeless service providers are concerned that the city is unprepared.

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YHHAP organizes student fast to raise funds for New Haven organizations

Yale Daily News

YHHAP organizes student fast to raise funds for New Haven organizations

November 9, 2022

The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project’s largest fundraiser of the semester asks Yale students to donate their meal swipes for a day to raise funding for local organizations combating food and housing insecurities within New Haven.

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Illegal street racing keeps up clients at homeless shelter in New Haven

WFSP Eyewitness News 3

Illegal street racing keeps up clients at homeless shelter in New Haven

October 25, 2022

Late night drag racers and their loud cars are keeping clients at a New Haven homeless shelter up all hours of the night.

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New Haven's Columbus House shelter plagued by drag racing on the Boulevard

New Haven Register

New Haven's Columbus House shelter plagued by drag racing on the Boulevard

October 25, 2022

At midnight on a Friday or Saturday, chances are Shorty P., Paul Serra, Alex B. and Larry Hartnell all are safely, if not peacefully, in bed in the Columbus House shelter, trying to sleep despite the thunderous din of drag racers roaring by on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard.

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YSPH study: Hotel housing improves well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness

Yale School of Public Health

YSPH study: Hotel housing improves well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness

October 17, 2022

Housing individuals experiencing homelessness in hotel settings rather than congregate shelters is not a new concept. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which raised concern about reducing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, escalated hotel use to a scale not previously seen.

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CT may cut hours for 211 emergency housing hotline without more funding: ‘Happening at the worst time’

CT may cut hours for 211 emergency housing hotline without more funding: ‘Happening at the worst time’

October 15, 2022

Connecticut’s emergency housing hotline will significantly cut the hours people can reach a live operator – even as homelessness and calls for help surge – unless the state can provide additional funding, according to documents obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

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Margaret Middleton, CEO, on Community Works with Bernadette Welsh

NHTV

Margaret Middleton, CEO, on Community Works with Bernadette Welsh

October 6, 2022

Watch Margaret Middleton, CEO, discuss Columbus House's mission and how YOU make our work possible with Bernadette Welsh on Community Works.

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