On February 18th, in Connecticut’s Capital City, Governor Malloy announced that the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has confirmed that Connecticut is the second state in the nation to end homelessness among veterans.
Connecticut has housed 766 veterans in the past year to reach this goal. Through the incredible efforts of a number of different agencies, our state has been able to identify and reach out to veterans experiencing homelessness. Once identified, the path to housing was expedited and we were able to see individuals move from homelessness to a home of their own in under 80 days.
“Ending veteran homelessness,” as defined by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, means that Connecticut has successfully developed a system whereby every veteran who experiences homelessness will be quickly identified and provided appropriate supports and housing.
It is a momentous occasion and we are grateful for our partners, supporters, and friends for making it possible. We continue to forge ahead as we work to end chronic homelessness by the end of this year.
Thanks to all of you for your investment in our community and in our state’s most vulnerable citizens.