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Gov. Malloy Is Among Connecticut’s Housing Heroes to Be Honored at the Ninth Annual Reaching Home Dinner

 

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has devoted unprecedented resources to housing affordability, will be recognized for his leadership at the ninth annual Reaching Home Celebration Dinner & Housing Awards.

Housing advocates, developers, state and local officials, and residents will gather to celebrate the progress of the Reaching Home Campaign to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell. The dinner, hosted by Partnership for Strong Communities, will recognize the work of housing heroes – such as Gov. Malloy -- in Connecticut.

The dinner is unique among state housing events because it brings together people who play vital roles in helping to create safe, secure, and affordable homes for all of Connecticut’s citizens, including housing residents, property managers, program leaders, advocates, elected officials, direct service providers, community leaders, commissioners of public agencies, funders and others.

Gov. Malloy has committed more than $500 million through a variety of initiatives. Proposals in this year’s budget include:

  • New units of permanent supportive housing
  • Expansion of the state’s rapid re-housing initiative including new rental assistance vouchers
  • Uprecedented commitment to finishing the job of ending homelessness among Veterans, to name a few

These are essential resources for meeting the demands for housing and service supports outlined by Reaching Home.
This is the second major housing award Gov. Malloy will receive this year. On April 29, the National Low Income Housing Coalition will recognize Gov. Malloy for his work to make affordable housing and homelessness a legislative priority in the state.

Over the past year, the Reaching Home Campaign, staffed and managed by the Partnership for Strong Communities, has pushed to retool our state’s homeless crisis response system; increase the supply of permanent supportive housing; create pathways to employment for vulnerable populations, and connect people with complex healthcare needs who are repeatedly homeless to healthcare and housing. In addition, the Partnership released the first-ever study of the state’s runaway and homeless youth population, and secured resources to launch a comprehensive statewide approach to addressing youth homelessness, following recommendations by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. 
 

For more information, visit our website, contact Susan Campbell, susan@pschousing.org or call 860-244-0066, ext. 352.

Click here for a pdf of the press release. 

 
 

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