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Coronavirus challenge: Move 60 percent of homeless into hotels

Middletown Press

Coronavirus challenge: Move 60 percent of homeless into hotels

April 1, 2020

In a push to help cities and towns, the state Department of Housing is looking to move 60 percent of the state’s homeless shelter population into hotels and permanent housing to help depopulate shelters and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Connecticut shelters rapidly moving people to hotels to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks; homeless individual tests positive in Hartford

Hartford Courant

Connecticut shelters rapidly moving people to hotels to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks; homeless individual tests positive in Hartford

March 30, 2020

Homeless shelters across the state are relocating many of their residents to hotels, in some cases emptying facilities completely, to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Guilford’s Cilantros prepares meals for homeless; turns shop into grocery store

Shoreline Times

Guilford’s Cilantros prepares meals for homeless; turns shop into grocery store

March 23, 2020

While eateries and shops around her have closed their doors, Cindy Wallace has been able to keep Cilantro Specialty Foods not only open to the public, but hopping.

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Architecture students build affordable housing in New Haven

Yale Daily News

Architecture students build affordable housing in New Haven

February 25, 2020

This past fall, first-year students at the School of Architecture completed the construction of a three-unit home in New Haven in partnership with a local nonprofit that fights homelessness.

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Out in the Cold

Daily Nutmeg

Out in the Cold

February 6, 2020

It’s one of the coldest nights of the winter so far. When I leave my house at 2:50 a.m., the temperature is 13 degrees. My street is so quiet and still that I feel as if I’ve stepped into a vacuum where time, like the ground, is frozen. On my drive through New Haven, I encounter only two other vehicles. One of them, it turns out, is going where I’m going: The Connection at 48 Howe Street, where more than 50 volunteers have assembled for the annual Point-in-Time Count of the city’s homeless population.

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HUD awards a combined $1.03 million to Middletown homelessness agencies

CT post

HUD awards a combined $1.03 million to Middletown homelessness agencies

January 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave out more than $53.9 million in grants to Connecticut to support 148 local homeless assistance projects recently.

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Amazon fulfills local shelter's holiday wish list

WFSB Channel 3

Amazon fulfills local shelter's holiday wish list

December 21, 2019

Local Amazon workers have been busy getting Christmas orders ready for customers. But on Friday, they took a break to deliver one big gift to one of its neighbors.

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Amazon gives $10,000 in donations to New Haven organization

FOX 61

Amazon gives $10,000 in donations to New Haven organization

December 20, 2019

Amazon checked off the wish list of one organization that helps house the homeless. Executives at Columbus House had no idea that when amazon came to visit that they would be receiving donations up to $10,000.

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Architecture students to build in Newhallville

Yale Daily News

Architecture students to build in Newhallville

December 6, 2019

First-year Yale architecture students will return to Newhallville for the first time in six years to build and design a duplex to be used as affordable housing.

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Yale SoA students complete triple-decker home for formerly homeless families

Archinect

Yale SoA students complete triple-decker home for formerly homeless families

November 25, 2019

Students at the Yale University School of Architecture have completed construction on the 2019 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project, a student-led design-build exploration that has brought a three-unit "triple-decker"-style home into existence.

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