Announcements, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Zero 2016 Update - New Data Show Connecticut Making Great Progress!

Partnership for Strong Communities, CT Coalition to End Homelessness

In January, 40 Connecticut providers and 9 state and federal partners joined Governor Malloy in signing on to Zero: 2016, an initiative to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness (those who have been homeless for a long time and live with a disability) by the end of 2016. Four months into this important effort, only 18 of the 71 Zero: 2016 communities are on track to meet both of these important goals, and Connecticut is the only state in this small group!

The work being done by Connecticut's homeless service providers and housing agencies is the reason for this success! 100-day initiatives going on across the state to accelerate housing placements and build a coordinated exit system are feeding that momentum. New Haven’s incredible progress over the last 12 months in housing 180 highly vulnerable people experiencing chronic homelessness is a testament to the great work happening in the state. Thanks to these powerful local efforts, we are exceeding our statewide Zero: 2016 monthly housing placement targets: in the last four months alone we have housed 371 Veterans and 229 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness!

This is good news, and good progress. But there is much more work ahead to reach Connecticut's Zero: 2016 goals. To keep everyone apprised of the progress being made and resources available, the CT Coalition to End Homelessness and the Partnership for Strong Communities will be including Zero: 2016 CT updates in our email newsletters. Click here to sign up for the Partnership for Strong Communities newsletters and click here to sign up for the CT Coalition to End Homelessness newsletters. 

You can also find a wealth of information on our websites: and  

Partnership's updated Zero: 2016 webpage will provide access to a variety of new materials, including an overview of Zero: 2016 CT, a May 2015 Zero: 2016 update, and links to the Zero: 2016 national data dashboard and explainers.

Click here to visit now and learn more about the progress being made to reach Connecticut's Zero: 2016! 


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