The MacArthur Foundation announced it would award $100 million for a solution that ends a global social problem. So Jac, who sent the link, wondered: Could we end homelessness for that amount of money? Why the hell not? Just look at what Connecticut has done.
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About that ending of veterans homelessness in CT…
Yesterday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut had ended veterans homelessness. The state actually accomplished this by the end of 2015, but they were waiting on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to officially verify it. It is one thing to say one has accomplished such a feat, and quite another to have …
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Helping recently-housed people-who-were-homeless get housed
The 100-day challenge to end chronic homelessness in Greater Hartford is going great guns, but handing people a key is different from getting them settled. Sara Capen Salomons, my friend at Journey Home, is looking for people to help with household goods. Can you help? I wrote this for Mother Courant.
What can you do about homelessness, part 2:
On Feb. 18, volunteers will fan out across the state of Connecticut to conduct the annual Point In Time (PIT) count of the state’s homeless population. This will include people who are in shelters, and people who are sleeping rough, outside and unsheltered. Sara Capen Salomons, who is both a friend of mine, and who …
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