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Affordable Housing , Community Development , Homelessness , Supportive Housing

CT Praised by USICH as First to Align State and Federal Plans

21 March 2012

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) featured Connecticut as the first state in the country to align a state plan to end homelessness with the federal Opening Doors plan in its latest email newsletter and on its website.  The USICH article about Opening Doors – Connecticut focuses on the benefits of aligning a state plan with the federal plan and how Connecticut worked through the process. Featuring commentary from CT Coalition to End Homelessness executive director Carol Walter and the Partnership’s executive director Howard Rifkin, the article offers five ways to start working through the process of aligning a state plan with the federal plan. 

As noted in the article, leadership in developing Opening Doors – CT was provided by the Partnership for Strong Communities, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, the Connecticut Housing Coalition, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Connecticut Aids Resource Coalition and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. The Reaching Home Campaign, which is staffed by the Partnership for Strong Communities and guided by a Steering Committee, provides the leadership structure for planning and oversight of Opening Doors – CT.

The article is available here

To learn more about Reaching Home, click here.  To learn more about Opening Doors – CT, click here.