2015 PIT: Homelessness Down 10 Percent Across Connecticut

The annual count of Connecticut’s homeless on February 18, 2015 shows major gains made in the efforts to end family, chronic and veteran homelessness, according to Point-in-Time Count reports released Tuesday, May 19.

The count showed that overall, homelessness in Connecticut is down 10 percent compared to 2013 statistics. Specifically, the number of people living in shelters is down 4 percent from 2014, and the number of people living on the streets is down 32 percent from 2013, the last time a count of the unsheltered homeless was completed.

The count registered the lowest total since statewide counts started in Connecticut in 2007, and identified 4,038 homeless individuals (down from 4,506 counted in 2013).

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CCEH Presents 2015 Awards To Homeless Service Providers

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness on Thursday presented its yearly awards during its Annual Training Institute and meeting.

Sister Patricia McKeon, former Executive Director of Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation in Hartford, received the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Social Justice Award.

David Pascua, who is retiring from the Norwich-based Southeastern Mental Health Authority, received the individual Carol E. Walter Think, Be, Lead Change Individual Award.

The Greater New Haven 100-Day team received the  Carol E. Walter Think, Be, Lead Change Agency Award.

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