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Homeless advocates express concerns over governor’s budget proposal

WTNH NEWS 8

Homeless advocates express concerns over governor’s budget proposal

February 9, 2023

Advocates for the homeless are worried about Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s new budget proposal. They say their patchwork of nonprofit organizations has worked for too long with little to no help from the state.

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State Lands $18M Homelessness Lifeline

New Haven Independent

State Lands $18M Homelessness Lifeline

February 3, 2023

Oscar Britt has a plan to survive subfreezing temperatures this weekend thanks to a connection he made with outreach workers who found him a hard-to-secure shelter bed at Columbus House.

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Housing committee public hearing brings focus to homelessness

The CT Mirror

Housing committee public hearing brings focus to homelessness

February 2, 2023

Connecticut’s homelessness response system needs more money to address the need that has sprung up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, service providers told legislators Thursday.

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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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