Hartford-The annual count of homelessness in Connecticut on January 26 of this year shows that Connecticut continues to make major gains in the effort to end homelessness, according to Point-in-Time Count reports released May 10.
The January 26 count, coordinated by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH), showed that overall, homelessness in Connecticut is down nearly four percent compared to 2015, and has dropped by 13 percent since 2007.
The continuing decline follows major investments to end homelessness by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly, in tandem with concerted efforts to coordinate and target resources at the community level.
Hartford– The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness July Newsletter features a letter from Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates as well as important updates on homelessness in Connecticut.
The 90 in 90 Challenge has kicked off in an effort to match 90% of verified chronically homeless on the by-name lists to housing resources within 90 days in each Coordinated Access Network. This big push is part of the Zero 2016 campaign to end chronic homelessness this year!
Training and webinars are now available for registration or viewing. New recorded webinars are available online on “Re-Imagining Shelter Space for Families, Youth, and the LGBTQ Community” and “Accelerating the Pace: Moving your Clients into Housing” through Document Readiness are available now. Upcoming trainings include Shelter Diversion and Document Ready training for Outreach Professionals.
Connecticut is a national leader in the effort to end homelessness. In August of 2015, Connecticut made history when we became the first state to end the long term homelessness of veterans with disabilities. We are also on track, through the Governor’s Zero: 2016 initiative, to end the long-term homelessness of all Connecticut residents with severe disabilities by the end of this year.