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Governor Malloy Committed to Ending Veterans’ Homelessness by 2015

State of CT, Office of the Governor
 

Governor Malloy is committed to ending veterans’ homelessness in Connecticut by 2015. On February 11, the Governor shared his proposals for eliminating veterans’ homelessness and unemployment in the state.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman expressed the state’s commitment to helping our veterans:

“I strongly believe the state must do everything in its power to help these brave men and women have a roof over their head and access to employment opportunities. It is our obligation to honor the sacrifice they made by supporting them and their families - and these proposals will do just that.”

The Governor’s proposals include:

  • Planning for the Future and Enhancing Residential Options for Veterans at Department of Veterans’ Affairs in Rocky Hill: This initiative will set aside $500,000 to support a review of existing state facilities to determine how they can be put to their best use for veterans, with a deadline of October 2014. An additional $1.4 million to match a federal grant that will finance code improvements at the campus’ facilities;
  • Veterans’ Employment Opportunity Pilot: $600,000 for grants to area housing agencies for employment specialists and job developers to actively seek opportunities for veterans to reenter the workforce;
  • Security Deposit Guarantees for Veterans: $50,000 to increase availability of security deposit assistance for homeless veterans;
  • Victory Gardens affordable housing development: $289,109 for supportive services for 74 units of housing dedicated to at-risk veterans and their families in Newington.

Click here to read the full press release. 

 
 

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