The approach aims to reach “functional zero” homelessness in CT. It’s similar to an effort from a decade ago to end veteran homelessness.
CT to receive $18 million federal grant to address homelessness
The grant will help provide services to people who are living outdoors. The money comes at a time when homelessness is on the rise in CT.
Housing committee public hearing brings focus to homelessness
Proposed bills would further fund the state’s homeless response system and establish a right to housing in Connecticut.
Motel-dwellers aren’t considered ‘homeless enough’ to warrant state help
The state doesn’t track adults living in motels, but one out of every 950 students last school year were living in a motel.
State homelessness at lowest point in 12 years, study finds
Connecticut’s homeless population fell 10 percent since last year and is currently at its lowest number since the state began collecting data in 2007.
Fewer homeless in Connecticut, data shows, but problems still persist
While a majority of people sleeping in Connecticut homeless shelters are from the state’s struggling cities, people from the wealthiest towns tend to spend more time in shelters when they do end up there. This is just one of the conclusions that can be drawn from an examination of data compiled by the Connecticut Coalition […]
Trump housing plan would make the poor pay more
WASHINGTON – Wendy Allen of New Haven has so little income she pays the minimum rent under a public housing assistance program, yet that modest fee would triple in size under a proposal championed by the Trump administration. Housing advocates say the plan to change federal housing policy could undermine the state’s efforts to eliminate homelessness and place low-income families and individuals under new economic stress.
Advocates say CT makes further progress reducing homelessness
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.
A victory on Vine Street amid worries about Trump’s budget
Hattie Harris spoke last, slowly rising off a folding chair after the mayor and governor each said their piece Friday afternoon, warning that President Trump’s budget cuts could undo Connecticut’s elimination of chronic homelessness and Hartford’s smaller victories, like the one on the block where Miss Hattie has lived since the president was Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Malloy uses looming housing fallout to heighten budget urgency
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.
Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?
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.
Homelessness declines in Connecticut for third year in a row
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.
CT says it’s on track to end chronic homelessness by year end
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.
Connecticut hits milestone on fighting homelessness
As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly debate what government’s core responsibilities are in an era of dwindling revenues, the federal government has certified Connecticut as the second state to effectively end homelessness among veterans. One federal official said, “This is Neil Armstrong walking on the moon kind of stuff.”
Connecticut IS preventing and ending homelessness
In August of 2015, Connecticut made history when we became the first state to end the long term homelessness of veterans with disabilities. We are also on track to end the long-term homelessness of all Connecticut residents with severe disabilities by the end of this year. Rep. Dan Carter wrote in a recent op-ed that our state’s system to addressing homelessness, “merely put a Band-Aid on the hopelessness of those already without a home.” He also referred to the people we serve as, “’statistics’ who will be back out on the street in no time at all.” These statements could not be further from the truth.