Save the dates for two webinars designed to help homeless advocates and service providers more effectively understand and navigate the new legislative session in Hartford. CCEH and PSC have also scheduled Advocacy Days for April 1 and April 2 for all CAN representatives to meet with their legislators.
Gov. Malloy Announces New Steps Towards Ending Veteran And Chronic Homelessness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday, Jan. 21 that Connecticut is one of only five states to be chosen for Zero: 2016, a national initiative organized by the nonprofit Community Solutions dedicated to ending veteran and chronic homelessness within the next two years. Malloy also announced an expansion of existing permanent housing subsidies towards that goal, and that the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is awarding 15 private, not-for-profit agencies $1.1 million to provide in-home supportive services to 176 recently housed persons who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Every January, the CT Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) coordinates the Point in-Time Count of the state’s homeless population. The count provides valuable information on the location and needs of those individuals in our community who experience street homelessness, and is used to measure our progress toward ending homelessness. The 2015 count is on Jan. 28, and CCEH needs your help to do it. To conduct the Point in Time Count, teams of volunteers canvass the streets, parks, and camps, and administer a short survey to collect important demographic information.