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 August Newsletter is a special edition covering the 2016 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in Washington D.C. and featuring pieces from CCEH staff who attended a variety of workshops and participated in panels.
These features, covering a range of topics regarding ending homelessness from emerging best practices in Permanent Supportive Housing to improvements in system performance measure, bring the highlights of this important conference back to providers throughout Connecticut. The work of Connecticut was prominently represented throughout the conference as a national model and leader in the field of ending homelessness.
In addition to the conference, the CT team participated in Capitol Hill Day, meeting with the office of Connecticut’s legislators to discuss the progress in ending homelessness as well as what they can do to support this important work. Read more below.
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.