Connecticut’s class and income divide may be the most profound in the country. So for the first time in decades, proposed solutions borne out of legislation for homelessness and affordable housing are coming to fruition. Conclusive data showing outcomes from these initiatives are years away, but with an emphasis on providing for children, the state has also created a Department of Housing. Through its Housing Committee, legislators indicate they will be focusing on cities like Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, where the numbers of homeless children are the highest in the state.
A number of state initiatives have been launched in the last two years along with the formation of legislative committees, but many question whether they will do enough, quickly enough, to provide meaningful help to the hundreds of homeless children in a state whose cost of living is among the highest in the country. The issue takes on more urgency when considering that deprivation can define future generations as well.
Throughout the month of February, all donations to ctmirror.org will support an interactive project and in-depth reporting focused on homeless children. For more information on the proposed project, outcomes and purpose, please go to the CT Mirror 2014 Projects website here. We hope to reach our goal by the end of the month, so please feel free to share with friends and colleagues who understand the importance of this issue.
We thank you for your donation and support.