New Homelessness Center Opens In New Haven

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People experiencing homelessness in New Haven have a new safe place to socialize. It’s called The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen or DESK.

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Fair housing advocates in Connecticut want lawmakers to declare housing a right for all residents of the state.

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The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness finds that almost 30% of people in their shelters first became homeless after release from the state Department of Corrections. Lawmakers are considering legislation that could make it easier to find housing after leaving prison.

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Housing advocates said Connecticut is expected to get about $237 million for renters’ assistance in the latest COVID-19 relief package. They said it will cover utility costs, help renters pay off money that’s owed, and secure legal representation for tenants — among other things.

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Nearly 2,500 young people experienced homelessness last year in Connecticut. That’s according to an annual report released by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.