More than 600 people have found stable and secure housing as a result of statewide Rapid Results 100-Day Challenges to End Homelessness in five regions across Connecticut.
Four challenges launched on March 9, and involved teams from Greater Hartford, Fairfield County, southeastern Connecticut and northeastern Connecticut. These teams joined the effort started last year in New Haven. In all, more than 140 agencies and providers were involved, impacting 85 percent of the state’s homeless population. The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and Journey Home of Hartford were the project leaders.
At noon on Wednesday, June 24, the teams gathered at Community Renewal Team Inc., 555 Windsor Street, Hartford, to share their final results and celebrate their success. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra spoke.
CCEH Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates notes that the 100-Day Challenges to End Homelessness recently undertaken across the state did more than house over 600 previously homeless individuals and families. It brought together more than 140 agencies to work together in new ways.
“Our work to end homelessness is often as difficult as it is important. It is inspiring to learn new ways to think about our work from each other, and heartening to build new bonds of friendship to strengthen us on this path!”Read More