Lamont expands state support to address homelessness

(The Center Square) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has created a new panel to help address the issue of homelessness with the number of people living on the street rising.

The Connecticut Interagency Council on Homelessness will be responsible for collaborating on a multi-agency approach to strengthen the state’s homelessness prevention and response efforts.

Lamont said the council will include the heads of state agencies responsible for housing and intervention support services, including the state Department of Housing, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

“State and local governments, along with our nonprofit partners, need the resources available to them to ensure that fewer people face the possibility of becoming homeless,” the Democrat said in a statement. “Between building new housing units, addressing mental health issues, improving access to education and health care, and increasing job support, this issue must be addressed in
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