Conn. Receives $700k to Combat Veteran Homelessness

Norwalk Housing Authority Awarded over $135k

By:  Kwegyirba Croffie
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The Norwalk Housing Authority is one of four organizations in the State to recieve funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to combat veteran homelessness.

The Norwalk Housing Authority was awarded 10 vouchers totalling $135,527.00. In total, Connecticut was awarded nearly $700,000 in federal funding for 76 homeless Connecticut veterans. A total of almost $65 million will go to agencies across the United States to provide housing and services for 9,333 homeless veterans nationwide.

Senator Chris Murphy said, “No one should have to go without a roof over their head, but veterans in particular deserve a place to call home. One homeless vet is too many, and given all they have done to serve our country, we must provide them with the support they need,” said Murphy. “These new housing resources will be life changing for so many deserving individuals in Connecticut and across the country, and I’m proud to have been a part of this important effort.”

Governor Dannel Malloy & Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman also received statements regarding the funding.

“To build an economy for the future, we need to make smart choices on housing. Our nation’s veterans, whether they are just returning home or have been out for years, deserve access to quality housing, good healthcare, and career opportunities,” Governor Malloy said. “We have done more on housing over the past several years than Connecticut has done in decades – and it’s because we’re building a brighter tomorrow by making smart choices today. We have an opportunity to make a significant impact to improve the lives of those who have given so much for their country, and I am confident that we can reach our goal of ending chronic homelessness among veterans.”