Combatting Veteran Homelessness

April 20, 2015

State Representative Susan Johnson on Monday welcomed Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement that Connecticut has been awarded $699,277 in federal funding to support the state’s efforts to end homelessness for military veterans.

“This funding helps the state expand housing options for our veterans," Johnson said. "It will help hundreds of service members rebuild their lives and rejoin their communities. I want to thank the governor and the Connecticut Department of Housing for their tireless commitment to veterans."

“To build an economy for the future, we need to make smart choices on housing. Our nation’s veterans, whether they are just returning home or have been out for years, deserve access to quality housing, good healthcare, and career opportunities,” Governor Malloy said. “We have done more on housing over the past several years than Connecticut has done in decades – and it’s because we’re building a brighter tomorrow by making smart choices today. We have an opportunity to make a significant impact to improve the lives of those who have given so much for their country, and I am confident that we can reach our goal of ending chronic homelessness among veterans.”

Last year, Governor Malloy joined the Obama Administration’s goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. In January, Governor Malloy announced that the state was chosen to join the Zero:2016 initiative – a national effort to combat veteran homelessness.