An assessment by the Partnership for Strong Communities states the number of Connecticut residents experiencing homelessness during 2016 fell to 10,083, a five-year low and an 8 percent decrease from 2015.
Updated Monday at 3:54 p.m.
MILFORD — Twenty-two days after the General Assembly voted to loosen the state’s affordable housing standards despite the governor’s objections, at least one community is following suit.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy began showcasing the potential fallout from the state’s budget standoff Monday at The Lyceum in Hartford, where he held a roundtable on looming setbacks in the fight to end homelessness.
Advocates fighting to bring an end to homelessness altogether say their once-seemingly unrealistic goal may at last be reachable in Connecticut, a state that not long ago was a laggard nationally but has emerged as a model.
The state’s homeless population declined by 13 percent over the past year, a study released by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness found. Homelessness in Connecticut now has declined for three straight years.
WATERBURY — Connecticut is on pace to eliminate chronic homelessness by the end of the year, the state’s top housing official said at a press conference in Waterbury Tuesday.
Her department is not yet listed in the State Register and Manual, the official registry of state government known as the Blue Book, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy knows Evonne Klein is the commissioner of housing — and he wants her to come back for a second term. The same is true for Steven K. […]