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CT Awarded $5 Million for Supportive Housing

 

Governor Malloy and Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz announced on September 13, 2012 that Connecticut will receive a $5 million federal grant to expand and enhance a DCF program designed to reduce the number of children in foster care by providing supportive housing and necessary services to vulnerable and homeless families.

Connecticut is one of the 5 communities that were given this federal grant to create supportive housing to better the lives of children.

Governor Malloy credited DCF Commissioner Joette Katz for her great work thus far and noted how useful the funding will be.

Under the leadership of Commissioner Katz, DCF has been accelerating their efforts to keep families unified and stable. The federal funding our state has been awarded will allow DCF to continue their efforts to create stability for our state’s youngest residents.

 

DCF Commissioner Katz was honored by the recognition the federal government is showing the programs DCF has implemented. She said:

Connecticut is just one of five jurisdictions in the nation to receive this grant, and it is a real expression of confidence in the direction we are taking. Expanding this very effective program without additional state resources is an added bonus.

 

The expansion will take placed in eastern Connecticut with a focus on Norwich, Willimantic and Middletown to help chronically homeless families in the area.

For the full press release, click here.  

Read about it at the CT MIrror.

 
 

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