Round Table with Senator Murphy, Senator Blumenthal, and Mayor Harp
Tuesday, August 5th a round table Congressional Briefing was held at the United Way office in New Haven, with U.S Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy and New Haven’s Mayor Toni Harp.
The discussion was focused around the 100-Day Challenge as well as the Coordinated Access and ousing Placement System (CAHP) created to end homelessness in New Haven. Both senators listened diligently to the challenge’s progress and its struggles. Both Senator Murphy and Blumenthal expressed their support in ending homelessness in Connecticut, emphasizing the need to end veteran homelessness specifically. Senator Blumenthal strongly stated, “America should be ashamed that there is even a single veteran homeless.” Mayor Harp recently signed on to the nationwide Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.
Leigh Shields-Church gave a brief presentation on the tremendous progress made by the 100 day team. The presentation included a breakdown of the 506 individuals surveyed during registry week, and showed the 100-Day Team’s progress to date as to how many people have been housed or provisionally matched. Shields shared that the team has successfully housed 43 individuals and provisionally matched another 56, a total of 102 people helped by the new system.
To read the complete issue, use this link: Coordinated Access Highlights Week #3