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Reaching Home Tour Shares Recommendations to End Homelessness


The Reaching Home Campaign is touring the state with its early recommendations for moving the state forward on its path to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans in five years and homelessness among families, children, and youth in 10 years.

The recommendations are being presented as critical resources and system reforms needed over the next two to five years and include activities that:

  • Address the affordable and supportive housing needs of homeless and at-risk populations in the state through the creation of 600 new units of permanent supportive housing and 270 affordable housing units targeted to extremely low-income families and adults who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness over the next two years
  • Develop a coordinated, statewide crisis response system to prevent homelessness and more efficiently target resources by creating a statewide Rapid Re-Housing Program and Coordinated Access system
  • Foster housing retention through local income growth and employment pilots
  • Integrate health care and housing stability
  • Include youth in the Homeless Delivery System

These recommendations were developed through a cross-sector, multi-partner planning process that utilized comprehensive data to drive decision-making. These proposals represent the first steps in coordinating across systems and sectors to meet the needs identified through Opening Doors-CT.

If you are interested in learning more about these initiatives and inviting Reaching Home to present to your local community, please contact Nichole Guerra at or by calling (860) 244-0066.

You can view the presentation here or download a two-page summary of the Reaching Home recommendations here



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