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.

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