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Obama Administration and Gov. Malloy Announce Significant Drop in Veteran Homelessness

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Governor Dannel P. Malloy

On Monday, August 1, 2016, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced a 47 percent drop in veteran homelessness since January 2010. This tremendous achievement has been attributed to the incredible partnership and collaboration among federal, state, local stakeholders through Opening Doors, which is the first nationwide plan to prevent and end homelessness by the end of 2020. So far, 27 communities and two states (Virginia and Connecticut) have ended veteran homelessness.

According to Governor Malloy, “Connecticut has been a national leader in ending veteran homelessness, and we are proud of the significant role our state has played in helping the nation reach this major milestone.”

HUD Secretary Julian Castro noted, “We have an absolute duty to ensure those who’ve worn our nation’s uniform have a place to call home.”

Lt. Governor Wyman stated, “These numbers represent real progress for our veterans and for the nation.”

Click here to read HUD’s press release.

Click here to read Governor Malloy’s press release. 


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