Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congressman John Larson (D-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Congressman Jim Himes (D-4), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) announced more than $3 million in federal grants under the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to prevent veteran homelessness in Connecticut. The grants will provide access to critical services to help very low-income veterans’ families avoid homelessnes

Gov. Malloy and State Officials Announce Federal Grant to Continue Supporting Housing for Veterans

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut is receiving a federal grant of nearly $400,000 that will support 43 new HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers, which combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and case management services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans who are at risk of homelessness.

Gov. Malloy Announces Connecticut Receives Federal Certification of Effectively Eliminating Veteran Homelessness

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the federal government has certified Connecticut as having effectively ended homelessness among veterans. Just the second state in the nation to accomplish the milestone, Connecticut has implemented a comprehensive, unprecedented system to target homelessness among veterans.

CONNECTICUT CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION APPLAUDS FEDERAL FUNDING TO COMBAT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

e Connecticut Congressional delegation today applauded five federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families program to support outreach, case management and other work in Connecticut to prevent veteran homelessness and to rapidly re-house those who become homeless.

Gov. Malloy Announces that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has been designated by the federal government as being the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among veterans

CONNECTICUT DELEGATION, MALLOY ANNOUNCE THAT CONNECTICUT IS FIRST STATE IN AMERICA TO END CHRONIC...

The Connecticut delegation and Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has been designated by the federal government as being the first state in the nation to have ended chronic homelessness among veterans.

STATE CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORIC INVESTMENTS TO PREVENT AND END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Commissioner Evonne M. Klein today announced that the Department of Housing is allocating an additional 50 Rental Assistance Program (RAP) certificates for homeless veterans. The Department previously set-aside 50 RAP certificates for exclusive veteran use, and this announcement marks a total state investment of 100 vouchers toward Governor Malloy’s goal of ending homelessness among veterans in Connecticut by the end of 2015.

Blumenthal Unveils New Legislation to Increase Efforts, Improve Programs Dedicated to Reducing Veteran Homelessness

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (SVAC), announced legislation that he is leading to increase safe and affordable housing for veterans by improving and expanding upon VA’s programs to prevent and end homelessness among veterans.

At Home for Homeless Veterans, Blumenthal to Announce New Bill To Combat Veteran Homelessness

At 1 p.m. Friday, July 31 at Harkness House for homeless veterans in New Haven, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will announce new legislation to combat veteran homelessness. The Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015 would modernize and strengthen existing Department of Veterans Affairs’ housing programs for homeless and at-risk veterans—increasing access to safe, affordable and permanent housing options

Connecticut Voters Express Strong Support for More Federal Funding to Increase Affordable Housing to...

the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Connecticut Housing Coalition, a NLIHC state partnerouH, released the findings of a state-wide public opinion poll that measured Connecticut registered voter support for changing the mortgage interest deduction, addressing homelessness, and creating more affordable housing. A majority of registered Connecticut voters surveyed expressed support for increasing federal funding for affordable housing to address homelessness; about half stated that Connecticut has not developed an adequate range of housing choices to meet the needs of all people in the state. Approximately half of participating Connecticut voters also expressed support for

Gov. Malloy: State Homelessness Dropping Due to Rapid Results Efforts

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today praised the efforts of rapid results teams from across the state who participated in 100-day challenges to end homelessness in five different regions of Connecticut. The reductions are part of the state's efforts to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015 and chronically homeless individuals by the end of 2016

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Applauds Federal Grant for Homeless Veterans in Connecticut

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the $696,000 in funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to support efforts to end veteran homelessness

MURPHY APPLAUDS FUNDING TO PROVIDE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TO 76 HOMELESS CONNECTICUT VETERANS

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for releasing nearly $700,000 to Connecticut public housing agencies to provide rental assistance for 76 homeless Connecticut veterans – many of whom live with chronic disabling conditions – with case management and clinical services. A total of almost $65 million will go to agencies across the United States to provide housing and services for 9,333 homeless veterans nationwide

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.