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Report Finds Homelessness in Connecticut is at Historic Lows

Decline Comes as State Has Been Taking New Steps Towards Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

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Stamford, CT | Added on May 26, 2015 At 05:59 PM

According to a report released last week by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, as a result of state initiatives like Zero: 2016, the total homeless population in Connecticut is down to historic lows. 

The sheltered population is down 4 percent, unsheltered homelessness is down 32 percent, and chronic homelessness is down 21 percent since last year.

The count registered the lowest total since statewide counts started in Connecticut in 2007, and identified 4,038 homeless individuals (down from 4,506 counted in 2013).

The state is part of the national Zero:2016 initiative to end veteran homelessness by 2015, a goal set by President Obama, and to end chronic homelessness by 2016.

In a statement, Governor Dannel Malloy said, "As we grow jobs, do more on affordable housing than has been done in decades, and take strategic approaches on ending homelessness, we’re taking steps like never before to help residents get back on their feet.  Our methods are working.  This report demonstrates that our commitment to ending homelessness, particularly among veterans, is seeing success."

The full report released by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness can be found on the organization’s website.

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