New Haven Pushing to End Homelessness

Date Published: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Source: 
WTNH

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven officials are coming to the end of their 100 day challenge to end homelessness, just in time for the holiday season.

One-hundred seventeen formerly homeless people will now be able to celebrate the New Year with a roof over their heads, in a place they can call their own. Another 89 people have the documents they need and are ready to be housed very soon.

 

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Greater New Haven's "Challenge to End Homelessness" Looks ahead

Date Published: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The coalition that crushed the 100-Day Challenge to End Homelessness in Greater New Haven has set an even bigger goal.

During Thursday’s celebration to mark the fact that 117 formerly homeless people will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in their own homes, Columbus House Executive Director Alison Cunningham announced that the team is vowing to permanently put a stop to the problem in Greater New Haven.

“By 2016, New Haven will be able to stand up and say we’ve ended chronic homelessness,” she said.

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58% of City Households Fail to Make Ends Meet

Date Published: 
Monday, November 17, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Independent

You know ALICE. ALICE prepares your food at your favorite restaurant and then brings it out to your table. ALICE cleans your kid’s school and occasionally your house.

ALICE isn’t a person, but all the people who help make your life a little better even if their jobs never make their lives better, or help them get a peek at the American Dream.

United Way's ALICE Report: Just Getting By in Connecticut

Date Published: 
Monday, November 17, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Register

Judi Ambruoso of Branford is a single mother of a 20-year-old son, Matt, and is working as a temp in New Haven after being unemployed for a year. Her basic expenses — mortgage, car tax, insurance, utilities and food — cost more than the $2,050 a month she earns. “I ran the numbers. I was a whole paycheck short,” she said.

 

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Connecticut Suburban Poor "Lost in the Shadows," Report Says

Date Published: 
Friday, August 15, 2014
Source: 
Hartford Courant

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston notes the increase in suburban poverty, and reaches out to United Way of Greater New Haven for our perspective.

"Our sense is that the number of people who are struggling financially has increased in the suburbs in several recent years," said Jennifer Heath, vice president at United Way of Greater New Haven. "They might not necessarily look like they're poor."

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