(WTNH) — This is a very tough year for everyone, especially those needing food and housing assistance.

Joining News 8 to talk about this issue is Madeline Ravich, the development advisor for the Connecticut Coalition To End Homelessness (CCEH).

Every year around this time, the Be Homeful project kicks off. The initiative is now in its fifth year. To find out more, watch the video above and visit the official Be Homeful website.