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Connecticut state senate to deliberate on bill which would establish right to housing

Yale Daily News

Connecticut state senate to deliberate on bill which would establish right to housing

February 25, 2021

Last month, Connecticut State Sen. and Vice President of the Senate Housing Committee Saud Anwar introduced a bill that would recognize the right to housing in Connecticut.

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Homeless community members get COVID vaccine in New Haven

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Homeless community members get COVID vaccine in New Haven

February 19, 2021

The first members of New Haven’s homeless community got their initial COVID vaccine Friday morning.

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Middletown agencies help 132 'vulnerable' residents get vaccinated

The Middletown Press

Middletown agencies help 132 'vulnerable' residents get vaccinated

February 9, 2021

Quick response by Columbus House staff and its partners allowed those sheltering at a local motel to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Hamden Schools Go Remote Friday in Preparation of Severe Cold Weather

NBC Connecticut

Hamden Schools Go Remote Friday in Preparation of Severe Cold Weather

January 28, 2021

There’s also help for those needing to escape the frigid conditions.“We will always try to find a warm, safe place for anybody who needs one,” said Margaret Middleton, the CEO of Columbus House.

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Coalition Calls For Closing Supermax Prison

New Haven Independent

Coalition Calls For Closing Supermax Prison

January 20, 2021

New Haveners participating in Tuesday’s Zoom conference included State Sen. Gary Winfield, Leighton Johnson and Barbara Fair of Stop Solitary C, Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton CEO, and Lisa Puglisi of Yale Transitions Clinic. The group includes members of ACLU, CT Coalition To End Homelessness, and SEIU 1199 New England.

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Greek Olive restaurant offers ‘Bowls of Hope’

ShoreLine Times

Greek Olive restaurant offers ‘Bowls of Hope’

January 12, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the restaurant delivered 235 meals to New Haven’s Columbus House, which provides shelter and housing to people who are homeless. The next week, they delivered another 235. By Feb. 2, they will have delivered 1,600 meals.

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Homeless veteran and his dog given shelter, food after trespassing complaint turns into community backing the duo

FOX61

Homeless veteran and his dog given shelter, food after trespassing complaint turns into community backing the duo

November 19, 2020

Robert Chapin, a Vietnam Veteran, was without money, his car and a place to stay after falling victim to a scam that had him relocate to Connecticut from Texas.

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Guilford Business Hopes To Help Homeless Stay Warm In Winter

Guilford Patch

Guilford Business Hopes To Help Homeless Stay Warm In Winter

November 17, 2020

When Patch spoke to Cooper on Tuesday, he was in his family's Landons Way basement preparing orders. And he was getting ready for a delivery of 100 beanies to Columbus House in New Haven.

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School of Architecture partnership with Columbus House sees success despite pandemic

Yale Daily News

School of Architecture partnership with Columbus House sees success despite pandemic

September 18, 2020

Three years after New Haven organization Columbus House first partnered with Yale School of Architecture students to create homes for the city’s homeless population, the project is completing the fourth of five homes.

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Many homeless being housed, but more taking their place on the street

New Haven Register - NHRInsider

Many homeless being housed, but more taking their place on the street

September 12, 2020

Despite the state’s success in moving homeless people out of hotels, where they have stayed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and into permanent housing, the number of people sleeping outdoors has continued to increase, according to agencies devoted to assisting the homeless in Connecticut. (paywall)

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