CSCU and CCEH Release Report on Student Housing Insecurity
7/9/18 – Today, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) released a report on “Homelessness and Housing Instability in Connecticut Colleges and Universities. (PDF)” The report is a result of surveys conducted on college campuses across the state during the week of January 24 – 31, 2018. The project is known as The CT Youth Count, where volunteers from college campuses and local youth teams survey close to 2,000 college students in Connecticut.
CCADV, CCEH Announce National Model for Collaboratively Housing Domestic Violence Survivors Facing Homelessness
6/14/18 – With Connecticut domestic violence shelters operating at 122% capacity statewide and a critical need for solutions, today the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) announced the success of their unique and innovative partnership to house survivors of domestic violence facing homelessness. Through this groundbreaking approach, recognized as a national model of collaboration, 73 households, including 28 single adults and 45 families, have been housed or begun the process of securing permanent housing during the first 18 months of the program.
2018 Count Shows Continued Success in Connecticut’s Efforts to Combat Homelessness
Hartford – The annual census of homelessness conducted on January 23, 2018 shows continued success in efforts to end homelessness, including a decline of 15% since 2017 among the highest need and longest homeless, according to the Point-in-Time (PIT) and Youth Count report released by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) on May 17.
The January 23 count, coordinated by CCEH, showed that overall homelessness in Connecticut is down 25% statewide from 2007, the first year the census was conducted statewide. This count represents the lowest totals ever in Connecticut’s statewide, one-night PIT Count for individuals, families, veterans, and chronically homeless. Surveyors identified 3,383 individuals experiencing homelessness. Connecticut data on annual numbers of homelessness (all those who experience homelessness across the entire year) also reflects this strong progress: between 2012 and 2017, annual homelessness fell by 34%.