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Our goal is to increase the ability of individuals and families to attain affordable housing.
Middlesex United Way is working countywide on the need for safe, decent, and affordable housing for all. We are actively involved in the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness which is working to end and prevent homelessness by 2018. Some of the key strategies include prevention efforts and creating supportive housing.
In Old Saybrook, United Way is funding HOPE Partnership to develop attainable housing for working families currently living in motels in their community. Many working people in Old Saybrook cannot afford to live there. Together we will make it possible for them to both work and live in their town in decent, safe housing.
United Way supports transitional housing and other programs throughout the county that help families acquire decent, safe and affordable housing and the skills necessary to maintain it long-term.
- The Connection, Inc. - Seasonal Housing Advocate and the Eddy Shelter
- HOPE (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere) Partnership - Old Saybrook
- Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness (Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness)
- Middlesex Habitat for Humanity
Results of Our Work
The Homeless Prevention Fund, one of the key strategies of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, has prevented more than 235 households, mostly families, from becoming homeless. This includes children who will be able to remain in their homes and not have to change schools. The fund helps with short-term needs of families, providing immediate assistance to those at risk of being evicted.