Monday March 10, 2014
Homeless & Housing Advocacy: Dream Homes Community Center.
For information contact:
"Housing and Homeless Advocate for Families" Heather Ely: 203-792-9450 ex. 101
"Housing and Homeless Advocate For Individuals" Sharice Coleman: 203-792-9450 ex. 103
Connecticut Eviction News:
Eviction notices are up statewide. More renters are struggling to pay their landlords.
Far from being insulated from the housing crisis, renters are finding themselves at risk of losing the roofs over their heads much faster than homeowners who can't pay their mort- gages according to figures collected by the state's judicial system.
From June 30, 2010 to July 1, 2011, 16,515 evictions were ordered for damage to a rental or for nonpayment of rent, according to the state.
That is a 7 percent increase statewide over the previous year, when 15,655 were issued, said Gregory Pac, a state judicial statistician. Hover for stats on housing evictions in CT
Dream Homes Community Center
Dream Homes Community Center advances public policy, the City of Danbury's "Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness" and furthers the State's emphesis on coordination assistance to appropriate servces to individuals and familes with 10 services:
Dream Homes Community Partners
DHCC Direct Services
Homeless Point of Entry: DHCC is part of the City of Danbury's "10 Year Plan to End Homelessness" and functions as the regional Point of Entry. We coordinate access to case management, landlords, security deposit assistence and other resouces to help people who are homeless or at risk of losing their housing. Our staff can assist in identifying and accessing affordable rentals as well as government funded housing programs.
Welcome Baskets & Furniture: Many people who are homeless lose their possessions and household items when leaving their homes. The apartments they can afford are not always in the best condition. ARC Angels from faith based communities contribute Welcome Baskets--a laundry basket filled with cleaning supplies and toiletries--to bless and welcome people to their new home. ARC also coordinates donations of bedding, kitchen sets, and linens for people moving into their new home.
To donate gently used household items, please contact ARC's Housing Advocate, Sharice Coleman (203) 792-9450 ex. 103
Select this link to see a list of the items needed to fill an ARC Angel Welcome Basket and who receives the
To get a hard copy of the list, print the page.
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