232 and Counting

At Always Home, every day is about preventing family homelessness. Our fiscal year 2019 is about to end. Wonder how many families we've served? 232 families and counting. Your support helps us make a difference.

Summer Solstice Brings New Beginnings

Today is all about moving forward for Diana. A 2009 Volkswagon GLI, purchased through Always Home's Wheels to Work program, is an opportunity to achieve stable employment and sustained housing. With her own means of transportation, Diana won't have to rely on public transportation or friends to get to her Certified Nursing Assistant jobs. Getting ahead of homelessness just got a little easier for Diana and her two children. Special thanks to Wheels to Work donors and Valenti State Line Motors for supporting Always Home's efforts to give families the step-up they need to create lasting housing stability.

2019 COUNT OF HOMELESSNESS IN CONNECTICUT

The Point in Time (PIT) Count is a snapshot of the average number of homeless in our State on any given night. Conducted by the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, the 2019 CT PIT count identified 3,033 people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Family homelessness accounted for 933 of these individuals of whom 577 were children under the age of 18. Good news is that homelessness is down 32% from when the count first started in 2007. However, Always Home's prevention work continues. No child should experience the trauma of homelessness. Click here for the full report

CT Ranks 9th Highest Housing Wage

National Low Income Housing Coalition's 2019 Out of Reach report was released today. Connecticut continues to rank #9 in a state-by-state comparison of wages to rents. In order to afford a 2-bedroom rental, a Connecticut worker needs to earn an hourly wage of $25.40. At today's $10.10 minimum wage, a person needs to work 101 hours per week to afford a place to live. To read the full report ... https://reports.nlihc.org/oor

Always Home's Great Summer Caper

Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed endless? Days were spent at the beach, in the pool or having fun at summer camp. But for kids who are growing up poor, summer days are endless because they lack enriching experiences. YOU can make a difference in these children's lives. Help Always Home send kids to camp. DONATE NOW and we'll send you a BE A HERO cape. 100% of your donation will go to giving kids a summer they'll never forget. DONATE NOW

ALWAYS HOME ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Always Home is pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Director, Betty Smith. Smith is passionate about Always Home’s mission, Preventing Family Homelessness. She has been a member of Always Home’s Board of Directors and an active volunteer. Smith brings to the position a history of high-level, corporate experience and a commitment to volunteerism. “Always Home is a non-profit that has had an out-sized positive impact in our community and is poised for tremendous future growth,” shares Smith. Of special interest to Smith are the children who, as a result of being homeless, experience detrimental physical and behavioral outcomes throughout their lifetime. “We help families stay

Living Every Day on the Edge of Homelessness

The National Low Income Housing Coalition 2019 report on the availability of affordable housing found that "No state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters." In Connecticut, 67% of extremely low-income households spend more than half their income on rent and utilities. Click here to see Connecticut's Housing Profile

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