HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) Connecticut is reportedly on track to end chronic homelessness by the end of the year. Local state and federal officials gathered in Hartford on Monday to offer an update and share current data projections highlighting the news. Officials said the Zero: 2016 campaign that kicked off last year has seen one thousand people across Connecticut secure housing.
Evonne Klein, Commissioner of the state Department of Housing says even greater in-roads have been made regarding veteran homelessness. “We were the first state in the nation to end chronic veteran homelessness, which was huge,” she said. “That was a huge step for all of us. We are one of only two states that has effectively ended veteran homelessness.”
For more information on the Zero: 2016 campaign, visit www.cceh.org/provider-resources/zero-2016/.