Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, co-chair of the Human Services Committee, emphasized the need to invest in these services while ensuring that all individuals, including those caring for the homeless, receive a living wage.
By Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie.com
A bipartisan group of over a dozen lawmakers united in a call for increased funding for Connecticut’s homelessness response system. This plea comes at a time when the governor and legislative leaders express doubts about accommodating requests for additional funding in the state’s budget.
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness reiterated the urgent need for extra resources Monday, as the number of unhoused individuals continues to rise, and many struggle to access shelters that are already stretched thin in terms of resources. They are urging for an annual allocation of an additional $20 million to enhance cold-weather assistance and fortify shelter outreach, among other essential initiatives.
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