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 2016 Annual Training Institute (ATI), “Ready for Zero: Innovation and Sustainable Solutions for Housing” is Connecticut’s premier capacity-building event for organizations working to prevent and end homelessness. At this event, CCEH provides training and information on best practices, national and state-level policy changes, and changes in major systems as they relate to ending homelessness.
This year’s ATI workshops are designed to assist attendees at a critically important point in time as we push toward ending the long-term homelessness of people with disabilities (“chronically homeless”) by the end of 2016. This push will follow on the momentum of Connecticut celebrating the end of all forms of veteran homelessness.
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.