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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

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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

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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

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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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Columbus House (and New Haven) loses a champion

Columbus House

Columbus House (and New Haven) loses a champion

October 8, 2019

We were saddened to learn of the loss of another close friend to Columbus House. Cheever Tyler passed away in August at the age of 81.

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100-Day Challenge addresses youth homelessness in Middletown

The Middletown Press

100-Day Challenge addresses youth homelessness in Middletown

September 26, 2019

In June, Connecticut issued a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness that brought together stakeholders from across the state in a concerted effort to rehouse homeless youth.

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New Vlock House Rocks, With Neighbors’ Help

The New Haven Independent

New Vlock House Rocks, With Neighbors’ Help

September 24, 2019

The design of this year’s “Vlock” house draws on the classic New Haven three-decker, found from East Rock to Kimberly Square. It draws as well on a vision of how to house people who know the insecurity of sleeping in tents or under bridges and therefore want security.

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