Homeless & Crisis Assistance

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 Homelessness
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
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.
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 Address Homelessness
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
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
Blumenthal Statement on Supportive Housing Funding For Connecticut Veterans
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding $696,000 in new funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide HUD-VASH vouchers for 76 homeless veterans in Connecticut. The vouchers will offer permanent supportive housing to veterans who have experienced homelessness
Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $137,000 in Grants to Help Homeless Veterans
Washington, DC - November 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced that Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (ABRI) in Bridgeport secured a total of $137,410 in Special Needs Grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to renovate their transitional housing facility and purchase a new van. ABRI will receive $114,660 to improve the safety, security, and privacy of their 42-bedroom 665 Park Ave. home as well as $22,750 to purchase a van that will help in the outreach effort as well as transportation of homeless veterans
DeLauro, Esty Announce $2.84 Million in Federal Housing Grants for Waterbury
WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty announced today that the City of Waterbury has been awarded $2,843,381 in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants were awarded by the office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). DeLauro and Esty each represent a portion of Waterbury.
Eligible Connecticut Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure To Receive Nearly $7 Million from National Settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen said today that as a result of the national mortgage foreclosure servicing settlement, nearly $7 million is being distributed in Connecticut to approximately 5,000 Connecticut borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure.
The WorkPlace to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Help Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, DC - July 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) along with Senator Richard Blumenthal announced a $938,360 grant today for The Workplace in Bridgeport. The funding will be used to improve housing stability for 300 veteran families in Southwest Connecticut. This includes helping them obtain VA and other benefits, case management related to housing, and other services as necessary