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Feedback Needed: Economic Security and Behavioral Health Services Survey

20 August 2021

To support agencies in helping clients increase their income and their access to recovery services, the Economic Security Task Group and the Behavioral Health Services Task Group of the Reaching Home Sustainability Workgroup is asking all homeless and housing programs to complete the following survey.  

Mental Health Outcomes of Tenants Appearing in Eviction Court

2 July 2021

In September of 2020, a longitudinal study was published looking at the housing and mental health outcomes of tenants appearing in eviction court. After recruiting 121 (one hundred and twenty-one) tenants from an eviction court in New Haven, CT, researchers took baseline assessment data from tenants and studied participants over the course of a 9 (nine) month period following their encounter with the courts to assess their housing and mental health outcomes over time.

Results show that at baseline:

Housing & Homelessness Items in Connecticut's Budget & Bond Package

10 June 2021

Update (July 1, 2021): The budget implementer for the FY 22-23 budget has made substantial changes to the passed budget, including changes to many of the funding streams listed below. Click here to see our updated analysis of the budget with the implementer changes.

Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Expands and Preserves Resources for Critical Homeless and Affordable Housing Programs

June 9, 2021

CT BOS CoC - 2021 Request for PSH and Joint TH/RRH Proposals

25 May 2021

The Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) is seeking applications for new projects for inclusion in the CoC’s 2021 application for HUD CoC funds. Each year CT BOS competes with other Continuums across the country to secure federal funds to end homelessness through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program.

Request for Proposals for Fiscal Asset Map of Connecticut’s Homeless Housing and Supportive Service System

27 April 2021

Partnership for Strong Communities, on behalf of the Reaching Home Campaign Resources Workgroup has released a request for proposals for a fiscal asset map of Connecticut’s Homeless Housing and Supportive Service System. The Reaching Home Resources workgroup requests proposals from qualified consultants to:

Housing and Homelessness Resources in the Committee Budget & Bond Package

23 April 2021

Key Legislative Committees Advance Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Expanding and PreservingResources for Critical Homeless and Affordable Housing Programs 

April 23, 2021 
The Appropriations and Finance Revenue and Bonding committees’ actions provide critical new resources to create affordable housing and preserve existing resources for critical homeless and affordable housing programs found in Governor Lamont’s proposed FY 22-23 budget. 

2021 Reaching Home Legislative Advocacy Webinar

6 April 2021

On March 4th, lobbyists from Gallo & Robinson joined Reaching Home Campaign staff for our annual 2021 Legislative Advocacy Webinar. The webinar focused on the current fiscal landscape in CT, an overview of the legislative session timeline and important dates, opportunities for advocacy during this unique virtual session and a deeper dive into the Reaching Home Campaign’s legislative and policy priorities for this session.

To watch the recording of the 2021 Legislative Advocacy Webinar, click here.

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