• [Excerpt from feature article by Bill Cummings, June 26, 2020, featuring data from the new DataHaven publication "Towards Health Equity in Connecticut: The Role of Social Inequality and the Impact of COVID-19"] The coronavirus has been far more deadly for Connecticut’s Black and Hispanic residents than white citizens — and the reasons are exposing decades of economic and health disparity.… Read More

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  • Study: Coronavirus further exposes racial disparities in CT

    Hearst Connecticut    June 23, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Justin Papp, June 24, 2020] A new report by New Haven-based DataHaven highlights issues of inequity in the state as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Towards Health Equity in Connecticut,” was released this month and includes information on the coronavirus effect on a variety of populations and based on a series of factors that impact health outcomes.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from Hartford Courant news feature by Emily Brindley, June 19, 2020] [....] In a report released Thursday, New Haven-based nonprofit DataHaven showed that the health disparities made more obvious by COVID-19 have existed since long before the pandemic began.… Read More

  • Editorial: Need for jobless benefits has not ended

    New Haven Register    June 19, 2020

    [Excerpt from Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board masthead, June 19, 2020] [....] Federal estimates show the unemployment rate, which skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic, will remain high at least through the end of the year. Thousands of people in Connecticut will remain in need of serious help to make ends meet, and that is not likely to change in the near term.… Read More

  • For immediate release -- June 18, 2020 For media: Download this media advisory and an Executive Summary as a PDF: … Read More

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  • Organizers Push to Cancel Rent

    New Haven Independent    June 6, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Thomas Breen, New Haven Independent, June 5, 2020] Local and statewide tenant organizers are turning to a simple, if profound, solution for staving off a pending eviction, foreclosure, and homelessness crisis. Their rallying cry? “Cancel the rent.” Organizers with the Cancel Rent CT movement appeared Thursday on\ WNHH Radio’s “Pandemic Organizing” to talk about the urgent need they see for not just deferring, but outright forgiving renters’ debts for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis.… Read More