Announcements, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Reaching Home Kicks Off Framework to End Homelessness


Reaching Home kicked off a new phase of its work with a meeting on January 30, 2012, of the newly expanded Steering Committee and discussion of Opening Doors-CT, a framework for ending homelessness in Connecticut. The meeting started off with remarks by CT Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and included presentations outling the transition of Reaching Home into the leadership structure for planning and oversight of Opening Doors – CT.  

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Reaching Home will build on existing partnerships between the public, private and nonprofit sectors with the guidance of the expanded Steering Committee, which includes CT Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and representatives from various sectors, such as: housing developers, service providers, people who have experienced homelessness, public housing authorities, advocacy organizations and intermediaries, philanthropy, community planning groups, state and federal agencies, quasi-public agencies, the business community, workforce development, health and behavioral health care, faith communities and education (elementary, secondary, and higher ed).

Four Working Groups will be established, focusing on the following areas: 

  • Affordable and Supportive Housing
  • Retooling the Crisis Response System
  • Economic Security
  • Health and Housing Stability.  

The Working Groups and Steering Committee will meet regularly, bringing new ideas and innovative solutions to help reach the goal of ending homelessness in Connecticut within 5 years for veterans and chronically homeless and within 10 years for families with children.

Click here to for a presentation that outlines the new Reaching Home structure and goals of Opening Doors-CT.  

Click here to read the full Opening Doors-CT framework document or click here for the Executive Summary.  




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