This webinar from the National Alliance to End Homelessness focused on the essential elements of rapidly re-housing homeless families and individuals. Topics covered included an overview of the Housing First and rapid re-housing models, current best practices, and community examples with a particular focus on serving higher barrier clients with little to no income.
New Haven’s 100-Day Challenge Isn’t Over
The goal, carried out with the help of Rapid Results Institute, was to house 107 of people who've been homeless long-term in New Haven by the end of July. At a congressional hearing held Tuesday at United Way of Greater New Haven, organizers announced that thus far, they've housed 43 people, with additional 59 matched to housing.
Organizers found that the bulk of their 100 days was taken up creating a system that would streamline placement of people who are homeless. Most of the people were housed in the last month, said Leigh Shields Church, challenge team leader.
The Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet (not to be confused with the Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services) and SOTS Denise Merrill publicly launched a voter engagement and education initiative designed to reach the 500,000 clients served through homeless shelters, childcare centers, and other nonprofit providers.
An estimated 1 out of 3 consumers among the 500,000 are eligible to vote, but have not yet registered.
The fact that someone is homeless does not prohibit that individual from registering to vote. However, being
homeless does not exempt the individual from any legal or administrative requirement.