Volunteers found fewer homeless people in Connecticut during an early-2020 count.
The next stage of vaccine distribution and administration, known as Phase 1B, could begin as early as this month.
The homeless population has declined by 32% since 2007, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Connecticut is part of a national demonstration program aimed at finding a new way to address the needs of homeless health care “super users.” It’s designed to test the questions: Can housing and support be the answer? Can it save money? And can it be sustainable?
Republican Tom Foley underwhelmed an audience of housing advocates Wednesday, admitting unfamiliarity with a broad range of housing policies, programs and terms with less than two weeks left in his second run for governor.
The story of Dee Jordan, a veteran and intake worker at VA Connecticut’s Errera Community Care Center, is The Mirror’s first story this year to address veterans’ issues in Connecticut. Errera, based in West Haven, serves veterans of all wars who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse or homelessness.
Which is the lesser of the two evils: living long term in a psychiatric hospital away from society, or being homeless in the community with lack of support and frequent trips to emergency departments and jails?
Controlling for total population, Connecticut has one of the top five highest number of mentally ill individuals who are homeless in the country.