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Program keeping homeless out of cold ends Thurs.; Effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as state issue continues

WTNH News 8

Program keeping homeless out of cold ends Thurs.; Effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as state issue continues

March 30, 2021

One program to keep the homeless out of the cold is wrapping up this week, but the effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as a state issue continues.

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Homeless Lotto Leaves Some Out In Cold

New Haven Independent

Homeless Lotto Leaves Some Out In Cold

March 16, 2021

Jason Rodriguez and Irma Vazquez gambled on the best way to land a coveted spot in a refuge from the overnight sub-freezing chill. They lost their gamble, and left with no warm place to spend the night.

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We can help people’: New Haven advocates want permanent housing for homeless before hotel program ends

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We can help people’: New Haven advocates want permanent housing for homeless before hotel program ends

March 13, 2021

Each night, Lisa Steeves lays her head down on a pillow in a hotel room that she shares with one roommate.

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New Haven health center vaccinates nearly 200 experiencing homelessness; will seek unsheltered residents

New Haven Register

New Haven health center vaccinates nearly 200 experiencing homelessness; will seek unsheltered residents

March 12, 2021

After vaccinating about 170 homeless people in the last three weeks, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center will be seeking out unsheltered people beginning this week, according to Jessica Arroyo, program manager for the center’s services to the homeless.

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A Letter from Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

A Letter from Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton

March 12, 2021

Who would have thought last March that we would still be in the grips of the pandemic? When the pandemic hit, Columbus House’s emergency shelter, street outreach and housing teams in New Haven and Middletown, overwhelmingly made up of black women and men, stepped up and went to work every day. They showed up at the emergency shelters despite the risk to themselves and their families.

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New Haven’s Columbus House makes meals for homeless staying at hotels amid pandemic

WTNH News 8

New Haven’s Columbus House makes meals for homeless staying at hotels amid pandemic

March 4, 2021

The pandemic has a lot of people spending a lot more time at home, but what about people who don’t have a home? News 8 looks at the big changes for the Columbus House homeless shelter over the past year

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Homeless moved from shelters to hotels to help protect them against COVID-19

WTNH News 8

Homeless moved from shelters to hotels to help protect them against COVID-19

March 2, 2021

The pandemic has a lot of people spending a lot more time at home, but what about people who don’t have a home? For much of the last year, a hotel room has been home for Jose Osorio.

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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

News 8 - WTNH

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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