Gearing Up to Defend Homeless Resources during Connecticut’s 2017 Legislative Session

December 1, 2016

The state legislature convenes January 4 to begin negotiations on a new two-year budget. The projected deficit for that budget has grown to almost $1.5 billion.

CCEH will be working together with you and the Partnership for Strong Communities to highlight the success of investments to end homelessness in your communities and across the state — arguing with your help to protect these resources serving those in most need.

We need your help to preserve funding for housing and homelessness services and supports.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Take the time to reach out to your senators and representatives, and (re)introduce yourself. Let them know about the great work that you are doing with their support. Review the legislative agenda from the Reaching Home Campaign, which clearly outlines the specific service line items that need preservation to support your great work. Legislators appreciate it when we are able to concretely and precisely explain what we need them to do. You can find that here.

Review the Reaching Home Campaign legislative agenda

Mark the Following Dates:

February 10th: Watch the webinar on budget and appropriations hearings, and learn advocacy strategies for budget hearings.

TBD: Attend the budget hearings.

March 20th: Watch the webinar on Advocacy Days Preparation (and learn new ideas on effective ways to tell your story).

April 12th & 13th: Participate in Advocacy Days at the Legislative Office Building. Advocacy Days are your chance to meet with your legislators to discuss your efforts to end homelessness and advocate for the resources that you need.

YOU are the experts on what works to end homelessness in your community

YOUR participation is critical to preserve homelessness resources.