March 19, 2021 Weekly Digest
We provide updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine and key legislation bills. We welcome our new Senior Policy Analyst Omena McCoy to the CCEH family.
March 12, 2021 Weekly Digest
Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton pens this week’s letter in support of S.B. 340 to Fund the Frontlines. We share photos from the #IamEssential campaign and photos from the Justice Reinvestment rally.
March 05, 2021 Weekly Digest
We ask for your support for S.B. 987 our Justice Reinvestment legislation. We introduce our new Data Dashboards and ask for your feedback. We also launch the #IamEssential campaign for social media to ensure that funding levels for homelessness and housing assistance services reflect the true cost of service.
February 26, 2021 Weekly Digest
For the first time our lead be homeful ambassador, Grace Furia, writes the Digest letter in support of S.B. 194 Housing as a Right. We provide direction on how to submit testimony to the housing committee online. We welcome a new employee Lindsey Boudreau who will join the data team as a Data Project Manager/Business Analyst.
February 19, 2021 Weekly Digest
We reflect on black leaders of the past and celebrate black leaders of today by highlighting their contributions in our newsletter and website. We share a video from our Right to Housing press conference.
February 12, 2021 Weekly Digest
We have numbers for our legislation bills, and announce public hearings and press conference. We also share photos from the Justice Reinvestment Coalition’s Capitol rally.
February 05, 2021 Weekly Digest
First letter from Interim CEO Evonne Klein addressing the coalition. We also announce a new campaign called CCEH Celebrates in honor of Black History Month and its design to highlight Black leaders in our field.
January 29, 2021 Weekly Digest
The President of the Board, Omar Kouatly, writes the letter for this issue introducing the new Interim CEO Evonne Klein who was the previous commissioner of the Dept. of Housing. We also announce our legislative priorities for 2021.
January 22, 2021 Weekly Digest
We sadly announce that our CEO Dr. Richard Cho will be leaving to work for the Biden Administration as a senior advisor to the HUD secretary.
January 15, 2021 Weekly Digest
We announce the partnership with the Justice Reinvestment Coalition a group of agencies fighting for equity in justice impacted communities. We also reminisce on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 08, 2021 Weekly Digest
First newsletter of the year and we begin with changing the title of our newsletter since it has grown beyond COVID-19. We announce that the Point-in-Time count will take place on January 26.
December 18, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
This is the last newsletter of the year and we release the Youth Count report for 2020 where we find that 2,500 youth including 696 minors would experience literal homelessness in Connecticut.
December 11, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
New HMIS features are rolled out including a report that can see which users are creating duplicate records. We also give a huge shout-out to the CT REALTORS for having such an amazing be homeful fund raising drive.
December 04, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We are working with the Department of Public Health to make sure homeless service providers are included in the State’s plans for early vaccine access. We also provide an update on the rising COVID-19 test results.
November 20, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We are moving ahead on the Point-in-Time count 2021 and we welcome two new employees; Vicky Lou and Rachel Spears.
November 13, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We launch our be homeful for the Holidays campaign and announce the partnership between Sustainable CT and CCM for our Municipal Campaign during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.
November 06, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
With the election behind us we move to make our first announcement on the Point-in-Time count 2021.
October 30, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Things to know for election day. Meet our new Director of Finance and Administration.
October 23, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Presentation slides from the Annual Training Institute & Conference are now available. We take a look at the concerning government response to homelessness.
October 16, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We launch our video gallery where all the webinars from the Annual Training Institute & Conference are now available for free.
October 09, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We conclude the Annual Training Institute & Conference. We say farewell to our Financial Director Elena Simoes.
October 02, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Nan Roman from the National Alliance to End Homelessness shares a video message promoting our Annual Training Institute & Conference. HMIS new assessment to record clients. Mattresses available to 1,000 homes.
September 25, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Leilani Farha from The Shift shares a video message promoting our Annual Training Institute & Conference. We share new flyers for the Get Out the Vote campaign.
September 18, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We share the schedule for our Annual Training Institute & Conference. We launch our CCEH store.
September 11, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Our very own Sarah Fox receives the 2020 Reverend Richard Schuster Advocacy Award. HMIS updates.
September 04, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Registration is now open for our Annual Training Institute & Conference.
August 28, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Re-cap of the Facebook Live event that proposes changes to HUD’s equal access rule.
August 21, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Our CEO Richard Cho shares some of the stories from households requesting assistance, and how much it has impacted him. We are looking for feedback on challenges to voting.
August 14, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We seek speakers for this year’s Annual Training Institute & Conference.
August 07, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
This year’s Point-in-Time Report is now available. Our very own Carl Asikainen shares a video for homeless youth and three very important steps they must follow.
July 31, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Apply for COVID-19 funds. We welcome new employees and say farewell to others.
July 24, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Update on the first Board Meeting of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. HMIS Data Requests and Waiver functionality, and our Get Out the Vote campaign begins.
July 17, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
NPR interview with our CEO Richard Cho. Temporary rent/mortgage assistance programs from the Department of Housing.
July 10, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
State expands housing assistance for individuals re-entering the community from prison. We celebrate over 500 households housed with Diversion and Rapid Exit funding.
July 03, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Remembering David Dudley. We made our final furniture delivery to New Reach. Video tutorial on HMIS updates.
June 26, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Our staff share pictures on how they celebrated Juneteenth. We made a furniture delivery to Journey Home’s storage unit and we speak to kids about race and homelessness.
June 19, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Juneteenth celebration. A big shout-out to Two Men and a Truck for helping us move furniture from our warehouse and into storage units.
June 12, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Impact of COVID-19 on homeless services.
June 05, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Racial Equity resources and Juneteenth Call to Action.
May 29, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
We welcome our new board members, and provide our annual strategic plan.
May 22, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Donated furniture by IKEA to go to people transitioning from a shelter and into their own apartments. Face mask donations by United Healthcare.
May 15, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Video message from our CEO Richard Cho. Race Equity in the times of COVID-19 and HMIS changes to collecting data regarding COVID-19.
May 08, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Shout out to the agencies that participated in Giving Tuesday. Emergency Housing Form to all realtors and landlords. Form on how kids can become be homeful ambassadors.
May 01, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Upcoming webinars, volunteer recruitment and tracking COVID-19 in HMIS.
April 24, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Video infographic on the Homeless Response System. Advocacy Action Alert and an update to the HMIS services.
April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
An importance notice for essential workers.
April 10, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Guidance on how you can help and resources for hotels providing a safe environment for people experiencing homelessness.
April 03, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
The very first video message from our CEO Richard Cho and an update on shelter decompression.
March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
Steps for reducing shelter density. Additional food resources, and HMIS procedures regarding COVID-19.
March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Digest
The very first COVID-19 Weekly Digest. Here you we address food security resources and an update on eviction and foreclosure policies. Clarifications on the CT Fair Housing Center talking points and our response to help people experiencing homelessness can be found here.
Annual Training Institute registration is now open, Register for Housing and Homeless Advocacy Day, Point-in-Time Count and Youth Count attract record volunteer participation, and more.
Volunteer for the Point-in-Time and Youth Outreach and Counts, HMIS Updates, Shelter Diversion Learning Collaborative, Call for CT to become a “Right to Housing” state, and more.
SPOC Training, Honoring Columbus House and Alison Cunningham, CCEH Staff Meets Matthew Doherty, and more.
Jeff Bezo’s Day One Families Fund, CAN System Tour, Council on Collateral Consequences, Fairfield County Race and Equity Summit, and more.
Announcing be homeful for the holidays 2019, Fairfield County YHDP Grant, new CCEH staff, and more.
Office of Policy and Management data match with HMIS results, 100-Day Youth Challenge, Council on Collateral Consequences, and more.
National Alliance to End Homelessness conference, Capitol Hill days, Diversion efforts in the Hartford and Central CANs, and more.
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, Youth Outreach and Count highlights, Hurricane Maria evacuee funds expended, and more.
Point-in-Time Count results, new CCEH staff and board members, 2018 Annual Report, Milford outreach initiative, ATI recap, and more.
Annual Training Institute, Advocacy Days recap, announcement of partnership with OEC, UConn and the be homeful project, launch of 100-day Challenge on Youth Homelessness, and more.
Advocacy Days happen this month, Annual Training Institute Early-Bird registration ends tomorrow, annual shelter numbers are decreasing, Richard Cho joins VA Committee on Homeless Veterans, and more.
Advocacy at the Capitol, affordable housing, Racial Disparities in Housing and Homelessness, Individual Homelessness, and more.
Advocacy Updates, new HUD funding, ATI registration open, CCEH emergency assistance programs, data tips, and more.
Lamont Housing Transition Plan, gearing up for the 2019 Legislative Session, volunteers needed for the Point-In-Time Count and Youth Outreach & Count, new youth Learning Collaboratives, and more.
Governor’s Challenge, schools raise awareness of homelessness, Annual Training Institute, landlord recruitment, and more.
New CEO, Governor’s Challenge updates, new youth homelessness grant begins, Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, and more.
Governor’s Challenge on Family Homelessness, Point-in-Time & Youth Count save the dates, new data dashboards, CCEH named “Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year”, and more.
CCEH Stakeholder survey results, update on CT chronic homelessness efforts, the link between incarceration & homelessness, and more.
Leadership transition update, college student homelessness, successful diversion by Always Home, NAEH conference highlights, and more.
New diversion definition, HMIS training for shelters, guidance on animals in shelters, AmeriCorps opportunity, and more.
Annual Training Institute, Point-In-Time & Youth Count Report, New Young Adult Coordinated Entry Guide, and more.
Annual Training Institute, Advocacy Days, Youth Engagement Team Initiatives, and more.
Register for the Annual Training Institute, be homeful payment request process, Secure Jobs, new staff members and more.
Annual Training Institute, Puerto Rico Evacuees, Become a CCEH member and expanding shelter diversion funding.
Point-In-Time Count, Puerto Rico Evacuees, Advocacy Days, and more.
Point-In-Time Count, Youth Count, Single Point of Contact (SPOC), advocacy days, STRIVE and more.
2018 youth count, New ID Resource for Justice Involved Individuals, and be homeful for the holidays update.
2018 Youth Count!, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, be homeful for the holidays 2017 launches.
Dynamic prioritization, Lisa named to CHFA Board and shelter diversion data.
Rally to protect community services, save the date for Iain De Jong, welcome new CCEH staff.
Special edition on best practices and lessons from the 2017 National Alliance to End Homelessness conference.
Budget update, regional youth count data, and more information and resources to be shared.
A wonderful 2017 Annual Training Institute! A Point in Time Report showing 3 years of declines in homelessness and so much more.
A successful 2017 Homeless and Housing Advocacy Days, upcoming 15th Annual ATI information, and Housing Plans for All Clients & Substance Use Webinar training material available.
Upcoming 15th Annual Training Institute and Advocacy Days, Action Alert, and launch of the Rapid Re-housing Dashboard.
Housing Advocacy in Action, CCEH Launches, Interactive Data Dashboard, Medical Respite Programs Make a Difference for Clients & Hospitals, Rapid Re-housing and Critical Time Intervention Pilot, and upcoming training and events.
Announcement of matching all chronically homeless clients to housing, new HUD funding to end youth homelessness, a successful annual Point-in-Time Count and 2017 CT Youth Count!, and call to advocacy action this legislative session.
Updates on the upcoming year of advocacy and training. Point-in-Time Count and 2017 CT Youth Count! seeks volunteers.