Budget & Appropriations Hearings and Webinar Recording

Hartford– Governor Malloy and our legislative leaders have long understood and supported the importance of ending homelessness in our state in both fiscal and human terms. The proposed budget preserves essential line items for maintaining statewide efforts to end homelessness. Please show your support and help us highlight the need for protecting these critical funds by attending or submitting testimony at the hearings.

In this recording of a webinar originally streamed on February 13, 2017 Kate Robinson, from Gallo & Robinson, Alicia Woodsby from the Partnership for Strong Communities, and Lisa Tepper Bates from CT Coalition to End Homelessness, cover critical information regarding the budget and appropriations process, the Opening Doors-CT Legislative Agenda, advocacy strategies, and information regarding the upcoming 2017 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days. Click here to watch the webinar.

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State matches every Chronically Homeless Individual to Permanent Housing

Jan. 12– Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that with the state’s significantly increased housing efforts over the last few years and focused strategies to end homelessness, the State of Connecticut has reached new record levels and is able to connect every chronically homeless person in the state with permanent housing.  Connecticut’s efforts on this front are leading the nation in bringing chronic homelessness to new lows.

“The State of Connecticut has established a system where we can quickly identify and rapidly place chronically homeless individuals into permanent housing with the support services they need to maintain stability, thanks to the work of our relevant state agencies operating in collaboration with our network of nonprofit community providers,” Governor Malloy said.  “Stable, secure housing is not only a basic human need, but also creates stronger and safer communities where families can thrive, and economic development and job growth can flourish.  As many studies have shown, every dollar spent on affordable housing generates multiple times that amount in private economic activity again.  Housing is a key component in our success to make Connecticut a robust and more competitive state, and reaching this level is a positive development in these efforts.”

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Contact Appropriations Committee Today!

Many thanks to those of you who participated Wednesday and Thursday, April 12 and 13, in our “Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Days” at the Capitol! More than 150 providers, community representatives, and client advocates participated in eight community meetings (one for each Coordinated Access Network).

The Appropriations Committee is putting their budget together right now, and traditionally vote before their deadline, which is April 27th.  We need you to keep raising your voice!

We are asking you to ACT NOW and CALL YOUR State Senators and Representatives who are on the Appropriations Committee and ask them to preserve and maintain resources to end homelessness in CT. Calls will make the most impact early this week! Please call, email, or send a hand-written note to Appropriations Committee Members using the following script and contact lists. Thank you.

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