CCEH serves as a catalyst for change and represents the interests of homeless persons. We work with local communities and advocates to move policy change at a local, state and federal level. CCEH provides stakeholders with information, tools and resources to create change to prevent and end homelessness.
February 14, 2017
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. Click here to read more on what you can do.
February 13, 2017
Help us Defend 8-30g, an important took for the creation of Affordable Housing. Section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes, the “Connecticut Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure,” has been a critically important tool in helping expand the stock of affordable housing in Connecticut. Expansion of affordable housing is central to the success of our efforts to end homelessness in our state.8-30g is under attack! There are more than 30 bills pending that would significantly carve back, or even repeal, 8-30g. Please join CCEH in supporting the 8-30g statute at the February 16 hearing of the Housing Committee. Click here to read more on what you can do.
January 27, 2017
CALL YOUR State Senators, State Representatives, and the Governor’s Office and TELL them you support preserving investments in the Homeless Response System.
We are making significant strides in our work to end homelessness. Without the continuance of this most important funding, our programs would not and cannot be as successful as they are today.
December 1, 2016
The state legislature convenes January 4 to begin negotiations on a new two-year budget. The projected deficit for that budget has grown to almost $1.5 billion.
CCEH will be working together with you and the Partnership for Strong Communities to highlight the success of investments to end homelessness in your communities and across the state — arguing with your help to protect these resources serving those in most need.
We need your help to preserve funding for housing and homelessness services and supports.
March 10, 2016
The Appropriations Committee Deadline is March 31, 2016. Please contact your legislators TODAY. Tell them to protect homeless response resources.
As you know, this is a very difficult budget year in Connecticut – by some estimates, the worst in more than 30 years. While we have made significant strides, these cuts are detrimental to the progress we have made.
March 4, 2016
On March 2nd and 3rd, more than 250 homeless services providers and client advocates from all over the state came to Hartford to discuss the impact of homelessness on their area and their work to end homelessness in Connecticut. 2016 was the best Advocacy Days yet! Together, we reached 123 legislators and aides with our message to stay the course and continue to invest in ending homelessness in Connecticut.
Our efforts are working, as the data shows, and cuts to our resources would reverberate across communities — increasing the burden to hospitals, first responders, and others in these tough fiscal times when they can ill afford higher demand on their services.
Advocacy materials include information on how to find a bill, find out who your legislators are, how a bill becomes a law, legislative agendas, talking points on various housing and homelessness issues, postcards for policymakers, tips for communicating with your public officials and CCEH field mobilization information. They are intended as resources for advocates, providers and those who have experienced homelessness. Includes past webinars and sample letters to the editor, op-eds and call scripts.
2016 Budget and Advocacy Days Preparation Webinar