Connecticut Becomes 2nd State To End Homelessness For Vets

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Source: | Original Post Date: March 2, 2016 –

Following Virginia’s lead, all veterans who need a home in the state of Connecticut can now get one. This move makes the state the second in the US to end homelessness for those who have served their country.

Virginia must find a home for any veteran who wants one within 90 days of submitting an application, and though Las Vegas, and Syracuse and Schenectady in New York are attempting similar programs, Connecticut has beaten them in the race to end homelessness in America.

Utah has a program for the homeless as well, though it gives apartments to the chronically under-housed, instead of focusing on just Veterans. In just eight years, the state has reduced homelessness by 78 percent. Citizens call the program a ‘housing-first’ solution to multiple social problems.