In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out Stella Performance Module (Stella P), a new innovative tool that presents complex homeless system performance measures data using visuals. Stella uses Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data to share insights into past system performance and opportunities for future improvement.
The Stella project is a two-part module:
The Connecticut 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Youth Outreach and Count, conducted on the night of January 22, 2019, found that 3,033 people were experiencing homelessness across the state. This shows a 32% decrease from 2007.
Since the first PIT Count was conducted in 2007, this year’s count officially represents the lowest total ever in a statewide PIT Count, encompassing all populations.
Key highlights from the 2019 PIT and Youth Count include:
The 14th Annual Reaching Home Celebration & Housing Awards were held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. The 2019 RHC brought together housing advocates, homelessness service providers, generous donors, and supporters of the Reaching Home Campaign to end homelessness in Connecticut.
June 6, 2019
Earlier this week, the House and Senate passed the biennial budget (HB 7424). This budget proposes $43 billion in spending over the biennium, closes the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit, and anticipates a budget reserve fund that will grow to $2.6 billion by the end of this year.
On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new proposed rule to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980. This amendment will prohibit HUD from providing housing financial assistance to individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and eligible residents. It will require HUD to verify recipients’ eligible immigration status for all individuals in a household and forbid people who do not have eligible immigration status from serving as the leaseholder even in “mixed-status” families.
DHMAS, as the Collaborative Applicant of CT BOS CoC (CT Balance of State Continuum of Care), is seeking an entity to provide training to domestic violence front-line staff who will be providing access to rapid rehousing funds (RRH) to those with whom they work. As a newly funded project by the federal government through the BOS CoC, it is anticipated that newly hired staff, while trained on DV topics, will not be familiar with the housing/homeless services continuum. The selected entity will be able to determine and deliver a portfolio of trainings to these front-line staff.
The Partnership for Strong Communities is proud to announce the award winners for the 14th Annual Reaching Home Celebration & Housing Awards. The Reaching Home Celebration honors the collaborative successes of Connecticut’s housing advocates, leaders, and organizations, and the enormous progress made in preventing and ending homelessness across the state.
The award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, CT on Thursday, June 13, 2019.