Libraries to Host Hugs to End Homelessness Events with Paddington™ in October

This October, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness will be holding Hugs to End Homelessness events around the state for the be homeful project. The events will encourage children and families to learn about the issue of family homelessness and get involved.

“We are very excited that this October Paddington™ will be visiting libraries to help encourage kids, their moms and dads, and their families to become leaders in the be homeful project by helping a family facing homelessness. We hope that kids, parents, and families will visit our website to learn what they can do to help,” said be homeful Director Madeline Ravich.

During these events, families can learn how Paddington’s story is helping to end homelessness. Kids can have their photos taken with Paddington, and their favorite personal bear.

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State of CT Shelter Capital Needs Notice of Funding Availability

The State of Connecticut Department of Housing (“DOH”) is committed to supporting emergency shelters to provide for the basic needs of homeless individuals and families.

The goal of this NOFA is to provide capital funding to upgrade the condition of existing emergency shelter facilities, including upgrades to support the overall health and safety of shelter residents.  Examples include, improvements to kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping areas, beds, generators, painting, plumbing and electrical repair and upgrades, heating and air conditioning systems, and energy conservation.

DOH seeks to prioritize emergency shelters that need to make changes to their properties to become compliant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) requirements.

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