Hartford– Governor Malloy and our legislative leaders have long understood and supported the importance of ending homelessness in our state in both fiscal and human terms. The proposed budget preserves essential line items for maintaining statewide efforts to end homelessness. Please show your support and help us highlight the need for protecting these critical funds by attending or submitting testimony at the hearings.
In this recording of a webinar originally streamed on February 13, 2017 Kate Robinson, from Gallo & Robinson, Alicia Woodsby from the Partnership for Strong Communities, and Lisa Tepper Bates from CT Coalition to End Homelessness, cover critical information regarding the budget and appropriations process, the Opening Doors-CT Legislative Agenda, advocacy strategies, and information regarding the upcoming 2017 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days. Click here to watch the webinar.
Jan. 12– Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that with the state’s significantly increased housing efforts over the last few years and focused strategies to end homelessness, the State of Connecticut has reached new record levels and is able to connect every chronically homeless person in the state with permanent housing. Connecticut’s efforts on this front are leading the nation in bringing chronic homelessness to new lows.
“The State of Connecticut has established a system where we can quickly identify and rapidly place chronically homeless individuals into permanent housing with the support services they need to maintain stability, thanks to the work of our relevant state agencies operating in collaboration with our network of nonprofit community providers,” Governor Malloy said. “Stable, secure housing is not only a basic human need, but also creates stronger and safer communities where families can thrive, and economic development and job growth can flourish. As many studies have shown, every dollar spent on affordable housing generates multiple times that amount in private economic activity again. Housing is a key component in our success to make Connecticut a robust and more competitive state, and reaching this level is a positive development in these efforts.”
Participate in the statewide effort to understand the scope of youth homelessness. The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is conducting the second statewide count of unstably housed and homeless youth ages 13-24 from January 25-January 31, 2017. The 2017 CT Youth Count will provide information essential to our efforts to advance toward the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Volunteers are needed across the state to support this effort.
The success of the 2017 CT Youth Count depends on the participation of volunteers. Please join participate and volunteer. Together, we can end youth homelessness in Connecticut!To register as a volunteer for the 2017 Youth Count! or Point-in-Time Count, please click here. For a guide of Youth Count resources, click here.