Blog Posts

Employment and Educational Opportunity Fund Grants: 2018

by | January 31, 2018

Small, but essential costs—a bus pass, books for a class, tools for an apprenticeship, child care, a decent suit for an interview—can make the difference between being able to prepare for and land a job or remain unemployed.

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Blog Posts

Big Data: A Key Part of Ending Homelessness in Connecticut

by | January 22, 2018

An inside look into how Connecticut is turning to data to identify the final steps it needs to reach the finish line in its effort to end homelessness.

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Melville in the News

Here’s Something New We Could Try to Help our Homeless Neighbors

Reporter Lucy May talks to local homeless service providers about the importance of jobs in ending homelessness for families and asks if our Secure Jobs Connecticut pilot could be a model for Cincinnati.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises

by | January 9, 2018

The population of people who are homeless increased for the first time since 2010, according the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and many shelters are having to turn people away.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Why Affordable Housing Could Become Harder To Find

by | January 9, 2018

Poor families in the United States are having an increasingly difficult time finding an affordable place to live, due to high rents, static incomes and a shortage of housing aid. Tenant advocates worry that the new tax bill, as well as potential cuts in housing aid, will make the problem worse.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

The Impossible (And Necessary) Task of Counting Homeless Youths

by | January 8, 2018

Without an accurate count of how many young people are living without a home on their own, there can’t be effective policy. So at the end of January activists and volunteers in Connecticut will try to find and engage every young person between the ages of 13 and 24 who is homeless or unstably housed. Read […]

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Resources & Reports

Housing in Connecticut

Overview: An annual report on housing conditions across the state. Publication date: November 2017 Author: Partnership for Strong Communities Get the report

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