Homelessness is a solvable problem that has lost its sense of urgency. Zero: 2016 Connecticut is the statewide initiative to end chronic homelessness by the end of this year. We are one of five states and one of 75 communities across the country working toward the Zero: 2016 goal. The Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network is committed to end homelessness for people who are chronically homeless by 2016, and to end family, youth and all other forms of homelessness by 2020.
We are already making great strides toward reaching our goal. Working together we have already housed over two hundred chronically homeless people in Greater New Haven. Better data, cross-sector collaboration, new housing resources and fierce determination will help us reach our statewide goal of ending chronic homelessness this year.
A Coordinated Access Network is a region designated by the Connecticut Department Housing that leverages state and federal resources with local philanthropy to achieve these ambitious goals.
Based on the success of the New Haven 100 Day Challenge to End Chronic Homelessness and our relationships, knowledge and investment in this area, United Way of Greater New Haven was asked by the providers of Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network (GNH CAN) to serve as fiduciary and backbone entity for the regional effort. GNH CAN’s focus is to coordinate and to improve the efficacy and efficiency of services for those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Shelton, Seymour, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
Meet Nelson McLaughlin who was housed last year through the efforts of a community coalition to end homelessness in Greater New Haven.
Created: September 24, 2015 - 10:15am
-- Updated: August 2, 2017 - 10:18am