Download the 2013 Point in Time report issued by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
International Human Rights Day 2013: ‘Adequate Housing is Essential for Human Survival with Dignity’
'Without a right to housing many other basic rights will be compromised including the right to family life and privacy, the right to freedom of movement, the right to assembly and association, the right to health and the right to development. Adequate housing is essential for human survival with dignity. It’s hard—or even impossible—to go to school, to work, to vote, to keep a family together, if you don’t have food to eat, health care for body and mind, or a home to live in.'
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and state Rep. Larry Butler met on Dec. 5 with a number of Waterbury-area providers of services to the homeless to talk about what the providers are seeing every day in the wake of sequestration, looming state and federal funding issues, and the economy in general.
Sen. Murphy wanted to know why Connecticut’s number of homeless increased by 7 percent in the 2013 Point in Time count, while nationally, homelessness decreased by 4 percent.