State Advocacy

CCEH serves as a catalyst for change and represents the interests of homeless persons. We work with local communities and advocates to move policy change at a local, state and federal level. CCEH provides stakeholders with information, tools and resources to create change to prevent and end homelessness.

Engaging Legislation in the 2019 Point-in-Time Count and Youth Outreach & Count

1/16/2019 – Providers are encouraged to reach out to legislators to participate/volunteer for the 2019 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) and the Youth Outreach and Count. Getting legislators involved is a great way to engage them around homelessness early on in the session, will give them a good way to get exposure with media, and engage with their constituents.

Legislative Invitation Templates 

Regional Legislative Directories 

Gearing Up for Connecticut’s 2019 Legislative Session


1/9/2019 – The state legislature will convene this month to begin negotiations on a new, two-year budget. This legislative session, Connecticut will welcome Governor-elect Ned Lamont, his administration, and many new faces at the Legislative Office Building. 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 – advocating with your help to protect these resources serving those in most need. The projected deficit for the next state budget has grown to almost $1.9 billion.
We need your help to preserve funding for housing and homelessness services and supports.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 for the Reaching Home 2019 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days, when advocates representing each of the 7 CAN regions meet with legislators and make our case to preserve, protect, and defend the resources you need to do this important work. Click here for more information and for the CAN schedule for Advocacy Days.

Register to watch the “Advocacy Reboot Webinar: New Leadership, New Resolve, New Opportunities” on Monday, January 14th from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. Join Kate Robinson from Gallo & Robinson, Kiley Gosselin from the Partnership for Strong Communities, and Richard Cho and Sarah Fox from CCEH, as they give an overview of the high stakes election season. They will also provide an in-depth analysis of the 2019 state-level election outcomes and what they mean for the path forward on our 2019 Reaching Home Campaign legislative priorities in the state.

Thanks again for your commitment to ending homelessness in Connecticut. Together we are making a difference!!

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Fox at or Danielle Hubley at