Contact Appropriations Committee Today!
Many thanks to those of you who participated Wednesday and Thursday, April 12 and 13, in our “Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Days” at the Capitol! More than 150 providers, community representatives, and client advocates participated in eight community meetings (one for each Coordinated Access Network). Together, we connected in-person with Governor Malloy, 60 legislators, and 75 legislative staff to ask for their support to maintain the resources we need to end homelessness.
The Appropriations Committee is putting their budget together right now, and traditionally vote before their deadline, which is April 27th. We need you to keep raising your voice!
We are asking you to ACT NOW and CALL YOUR State Senators and Representatives who are on the Appropriations Committee and ask them to preserve and maintain resources to end homelessness in CT. Calls will make the most impact early this week!
Please call, email, or send a hand-written note to Appropriations Committee Members and use the following script:
Please maintain current resources to end homelessness in CT. Our efforts are working! Our efforts are cost effective, save lives, and save funds in other parts of the budget.
Please Preserve the funding in the Housing/Homeless Line item in the Department of Housing- $74 Million
Please Preserve the funding in the Housing Supports and Services Line Item in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services- $23 Million
Please Preserve the DOH Youth Line Item- $2.3 Million
Our success depends on the funding and services that are currently in place. If those current services are cut, we will lose ground, and our homeless population will grow.
Cutting these resources will have major repercussions across communities — including on our emergency services, hospitals, and first responders — especially at a time when Connecticut cannot afford extra costs.
Thank you for working so diligently on the issues of homelessness and housing! Please continue to fight for people experiencing homelessness.
Click on a region from the list below for a contact list of Senators and Representatives on the Appropriations Committee. For your convenience, we have sorted by list be Coordinated Access Network.