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Evictions could top pre-COVID numbers, hit vulnerable communities hardest

Evictions are devastating, and increasing rents across the state are making it harder for our neighbors to be able to stay in their homes. “Average rents in Connecticut have increased by more than 15% year over year… Meanwhile, more than 50% of renters are cost-burdened, or pay more than 30% of their income on housing costs.” Connecticut …

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Saving lives: How emergency shelters plan to keep CT’s homeless out of the cold this winter

Emergency shelters across the state are working together to keep people safe through cold weather and continued health challenges. “Shelter really does truly save lives, particularly in the winter,” said Michele Conderino, the executive director of Open Doors in Norwalk. “It’s such a critical service.” Learn more at: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Saving-lives-How-emergency-shelters-plan-to-keep-16739330.php

Open Doors executive director Michele Conderino and News12 team in emergency shelter dorm

Connecticut’s homeless shelters still facing challenges of COVID-19

Emergency shelters are still facing the challenges of keeping people safe through COVID, and providers need the support of the community and our elected officials to help people through the winter months.  News 12 Connecticut spoke with our executive director, Michele Conderino, about some of these challenges. https://connecticut.news12.com/connecticut-s-homeless… Please help advocate for your neighbors dealing …

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