December 24, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced today that several agencies throughout Connecticut will receive a total of over $28.7 million to support local homeless assistance programs. The funds were awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care grant program.
“Homelessness impacts every city and every state across the country,” said Dodd. “In Connecticut, even before this recession took its toll, there were more than 3,000 homeless people residing in our shelters and transitional housing programs. Now these shelters are over capacity, desperately trying to keep thousands of Connecticut residents warm and safe. These funds will provide critical services to help bring homeless people in our state out of the cold and help them get back on their feet.”
The funds will be used to help place Connecticut’s homeless residents in permanent and transitional housing. Additionally, the funds will be used for support services for homeless individuals, including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care