A plan to end chronic homelessness in CT

Homeless-and-ColdOn Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others will speak at the Zero: 2016 CT Summit to kick off Connecticut’s strategic plan to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

Connecticut is one of only four states to participate in the national Zero: 2016 initiative organized by Community Solutions.

At the summit, teams from Connecticut’s Coordinated Access Networks (CANs) will develop goals and action plans to end chronic homelessness in Connecticut. So far this year, the CANs, along with their partners, have helped house more than 300 people who are chronically homeless.

“For the first time, our communities have been able to develop lists, by name, of all the people experiencing homelessness,” said Lisa Tepper Bates, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.

The workshops will be run by the Rapid Results Institute, developers of the “100 Day Challenge” approach, who continue to provide support to Connecticut agencies in this process.



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