Announcements, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

Zero: 2016 July Update – CT Surpasses Monthly Housing Placement Goal

Partnership for Strong Communities, CT Coalition to End Homelessness

With one more month behind us in Zero: 2016, Connecticut remains the only state in the initiative to be on track to both 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! Much of this progress is due to the success of the 100-day efforts in the state to accelerate housing placements and build a coordinated exit system. 

In just five months since the launch of Zero: 2016 in January, Connecticut providers have housed 402 Veterans and 246 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Check out our progress: 

According to these numbers, Connecticut is currently exceeding our statewide Zero: 2016 monthly housing placement targets. Click here to read our Zero: 2016 CT July 2015 Update.

Now that the 100-day efforts have wrapped up, it is essential for communities to continue the momentum they have built and create systems change to reach Connecticut’s Zero: 2016 goals. To that end, the CT Coalition to End Homelessness and the Partnership for Strong Communities are working with our Zero: 2016 CT advisors at Community Solutions and our technical assistance team members from Corporation for Supportive Housing and Rapid Results Institute to identify training opportunities and tools that communities can use in their efforts to house CT’s most vulnerable households. 

We will share more information with you about these trainings and tools in the coming weeks. To keep everyone apprised of the progress being made and resources available as we move forward with Zero: 2016, CCEH and the Partnership will continue to include 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  

The Partnership's updated Zero: 2016 webpage will provide access to a variety of 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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