The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) are asking municipal CEOs across the state to organize volunteers in their communities to execute the upcoming annual counts of individuals experiencing homelessness in Connecticut. The Point-in-Time Count will take place on the evening of Jan. 21 or the morning of Jan. 22. A separate count for youth experiencing homelessness will be conducted during the days of Jan. 22-28.
CCM recently established a Homelessness Prevention Task Force, created with the vision that municipalities have been and continue to be on the forefront of this issue. Task force chairs, Mayor Ben Blake of Milford and Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain, are leading the work at CCM to develop the best practices and coordinated actions municipalities can take to combat homelessness. An accurate count of the state’s homeless population is one critical component.