Connecticut credited with ending veteran homelessness

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s governor says the federal government has certified the state as having effectively ended homelessness among military veterans.

The designation means the state has systems in place to help any veteran who might become homeless.

Connecticut is the second state to receive the certification from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, after Virginia.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday the achievement resulted from efforts to build partnerships among local, state and federal organizations. His office says there is capacity to find permanent housing within 90 days for any veteran who becomes homeless.

Last fall, Malloy and U.S. Veterans Affairs officials announced that Connecticut had become the first state to end chronic homelessness among veterans.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s