Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Reaching Home Workgroup Quarterly Update


The Reaching Home workgroups continue to make progress towards preventing and ending homelessness for every person living in Connecticut. This last quarter marks exciting steps towards our goal.

Here are just a few highlights:

  • Affordable and Supportive Housing: Drafted a blueprint as a technical guide for the state and any other interested Public Housing Agencies to project base HUD Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Re-tooling the Crisis Response System: Began the roll out of a statewide Coordinated Access system, which will be completed across Connecticut by the end of 2014
  • Economic Security: Preparing to launch the Secure Jobs Connecticut Initiative in November 2014, which will provide housing and employment services for families who are homeless
  • Healthcare: Housed 94 individuals in the Connecticut Integrated Housing and Healthcare Neighborhoods (CIHHN) project, which links housing with critical housing stability services
  • Veterans: Improved coordination between HUD and VA to improve housing voucher utilization by Veterans
  • Youth: Organizing the first statewide homeless youth count during January 2015, which will provide a better understanding of the number of unaccompanied and homeless youth in Connecticut as well as services needed
  • Chronic Homelessness: Launched a new chronic homelessness workgroup in September 2014, which will focus specifically on dedicating resources to this vulnerable population and submitted a statewide application for Zero:2016, an innovative initiative launched by Community Solutions which, if accepted, will provide technical assistance to reach functional zero for Veteran and chronic homelessness

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