Columbus House, founded in 1982, serves people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing, and by fostering their personal growth and independence. The Fellow will identify and propose opportunities for the recently approved zoning revisions in New Haven allowing for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). This project will expand affordable housing stock for low-income and homeless singles, youth and families through property development and renovations.
Agency website: columbushouse.org
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS) strengthens neighborhoods by developing affordable housing and increasing homeownership opportunities; providing homebuyer education and financial coaching; making homes safe, beautiful, and energy-efficient; and working to improve perceptions of the neighborhoods in which they are working by helping residents take charge of their communities. The Fellow will assist with the development of a business plan for the organization’s I Heart My Home CT program.
Agency website: nhsofnewhaven.org
Y2Y New Haven
Y2Y New Haven is a joint initiative of students across New Haven, Youth Continuum, and Y2Y Network to open a student-run overnight program for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness in greater New Haven. Y2Y’s model focuses on getting young people off the streets and into a safe environment with accessible legal aid, case management services, and medical care. The Fellow will be assisting the Y2Y New Haven team prepare for the opening of its program in 2023.
Agency website: y2ynetwork.org