The news is not good for Connecticut’s working class, at least where Washington is concerned. There is little that this Congress can be expected to deliver for the 40 percent of the Greater New Haven population who work hard, yet don’t quite make enough money to pay their bills.
Yale TV reports on recent results from the 100-Day Challenge to End Chronic Homelessness.
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.
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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Coverage of the "From Homeless to Housed By 2016" event with Cong. DeLauro, Sen. Blumenthal and sen. Murphy.
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.
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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See how the Future Leaders of Yale spent their Day of Caring at the English Street Garden in Fair Haven.
Fox CT reporter Louisa Mollar joins the 2014 Kindergarten Canvass.
United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers come out to support this important community-building event.