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At Wexler Grant, Student Actors Put Homelessness Crisis Center Stage

Arts Council Greater New Haven

At Wexler Grant, Student Actors Put Homelessness Crisis Center Stage

December 16, 2022

It was Christmas Eve on Foote Street, and the newsroom at WGTV was buzzing with activity. In the middle of it all, news anchors Wes Smokes and Karla Kaneski looked straight into the camera, rattling off reports of a missing person before going to the break.

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A look into the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network

FOX61

A look into the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network

December 13, 2022

Homelessness is an issue that is hitting the doorsteps of many people, and the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network (CAN) aims to efficiently help those facing it.

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Surge in Calls for Help With Homelessness in Connecticut

NBC Connecticut

Surge in Calls for Help With Homelessness in Connecticut

December 12, 2022

Organizations that make sure no one has to spend a night outside, especially when it’s freezing out, are seeing a big increase in need.

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Homelessness Advocates Brace For ​“Tidal Wave”

New Haven Independent

Homelessness Advocates Brace For ​“Tidal Wave”

December 6, 2022

City officials and local professionals concerned with combatting homelessness gathered at City Hall to sound the alarm on a growing housing crisis — as they considered ways to pay for more affordable places for New Haveners to live.

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Hip Hop For The Homeless Kicks Off Year Nine In New Haven

New Haven Independent

Hip Hop For The Homeless Kicks Off Year Nine In New Haven

November 29, 2022

“Year nine, can you believe it?” said Joey Batts, creator and organizer of Hip Hop for The Homeless, expressing his excitement about the annual live event, which begins on Thursday this week at The State House. It will go on to include seven shows at seven different venues throughout Connecticut, spanning the next two weeks. The event will focus on its yearly goal of raising money and collecting food, clothing, and personal hygiene items for specific organizations in each city where it is held, but it’s also focused on the local hip hop community.

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Hip Hop for the Homeless coming to seven Connecticut venues

Yahoo!News

Hip Hop for the Homeless coming to seven Connecticut venues

November 28, 2022

Hip Hop for the Homeless, the ninth annual concert series to raise money for emergency shelters and other social-service organizations, runs Dec. 1 to 10 in seven venues all over the state.

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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 ​“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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