CT Pulse: Commissioner talks ending veteran homelessness, 8-30g

Commissioner Evonne Klein joins Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher this week to discuss the challenges in created affordable housing in Connecticut. She discusses the state's push to end veteran homelessness and goals for addressing chronic homelessness. Watch the show live, Wednesday at 12:30 or on demand below:


Commissioner Klein discusses goals of The Connecticut Department of Housing, navigating local zoning laws and more.

Klein says Connecticut has been a leader in ending veteran homelessness. Just recently, Gov. Dannel Malloy's office lauded national steps forward to do the same — citing an announcement that the Obama administration made, that the country has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in homelessness among veterans since 2010.

According to the press release: "the national decline was likely augmented by recent, significant efforts in Connecticut over the last several years to address this issue.  In February, the State of Connecticut received certification from the federal government that it had become one of only two states in the nation whose efforts to ensure housing for veterans has resulted in effectively ending homelessness among veterans in the state, and that whenever a new episode of homelessness occurs, adequate services are available to ensure that it is brief and non-recurring."

Later in the show, Josh and Kate discuss some of the news stories to follow this week.

We also have Talking Transportation with Jim Cameron.

Finally, Cartoonist Doug Smith shares his favorite editorial summer cartoons.

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors. Josh is HAN’s executive producer and Kate is news director. Watch it live, Wednesday’s at 12:30.

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