August 1, 2014
This Weeks Totals!!
Total Housed Since June 1st = 43
Total Provisionally Matched & in the Pipeline for Housing= 59
Total Served/ Being Served = 102
Press Conference with Mayor Harp
On Friday, July 25th, a press conference was held at New Haven City Hall with Mayor Toni Harp, discussing the progress of the 100 day challenge to End Homelessness. At the conference Mayor Harp expressed her support in the 100 day challenge stating, “We are making progress.” Earlier this month Harp signed the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” which is a federal effort to end homelessness by 2015. With backing from the Mayor members of the 100 day team shared the progress they have made as well as informed the public of how and why the 100 day challenge is in fact working. With a few doubtful eyes in the crowd from protestors, Leigh Shields-Church of Greater New Haven Opening Doors and team leader of the 100 day campaign confidently announced that 39 of New Havens most chronically homeless have been housed and a total of 86 people provisionally matched since June 1st. Another positive comment came from Lisa Tepper-Bates head of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness stating “Organizations are now talking to each other and working together, that’s a revolution.” Also in attendance was Joseph Jackson and Gary Clempson, both veterans and both formally homeless. Jackson and Clempson are now housed thanks to the efforts of the 100 day campaign. “To this day, I can’t really tell you how much it means to have a permanent place to live.” Says Jackson. Homelessness can’t end overnight, but with the help from the 100 day campaign team more people than ever are being housed and taken off the streets.
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