Housing Advocacy in Action!

With the 2017 legislative session well underway, homelessness and housing advocates have been reaching out to legislators asking them to preserve resources that are critical to maintaining the gains we have made in ending homelessness.  Over 50 providers and advocates have submitted testimony and many have come to Hartford to testify on the Governor’s budget.  Across the state, Coordinated Access Networks have hosted legislators at in-district events, which have introduced many legislators to our CAN system from “entry to exit”, demonstrating the impressive collaboration while underscoring the importance of protecting funds to end homelessness.

On April 12th & April 13th, homelessness providers across the eight CAN regions will ascend on the state capitol for the 2017 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days where they will ask legislators for their continued support of our work.

CCEH and the Partnership for Strong Communities will support your efforts with the following tools:

  • PSC, CCEH, and Gallo & Robinson will be hosting an Advocacy Webinar on March 20th to update you on the legislative session and help you get ready for Advocacy Days.

    • Click here for a link to watch the Budget and Appropriations Process Webinar. Click here to view the PDF of the presentation.

  • Opening-Doors CT Legislative Recommendations

  • A PowerPoint template to be used during 2017 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days

  • CAN Legislative Fact Sheets

  • A template invitation for legislators

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