Department of Housing Hearing
Public Budget Hearing is scheduled for
Wednesday, February 27th starting at 4:30 pm
Legislative Office Building, Room 2C
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
Support Funding for the Department of Housing’s Housing and Homelessness line item–$79.4M for FY 20 and $84.8M for FY 21.
The Housing and Homelessness line item is at the core of the state’s efforts to end homelessness. It includes the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) which is critical for supportive housing, and frontline homeless services, outreach, and emergency shelters, which are essential to aid those who have fallen into homelessness and move them quickly to housing.
Funding is included for the development of a Medicaid Supportive Housing Benefit for high cost, high need individuals by developing a 1915(i) state plan home and community-based services benefit that will provide supportive housing to up to 850 individuals who experience homelessness.
Support the Preservation of the Homeless Youth line item – $2.3M in both fiscal years.
These funds support youth outreach services, crisis housing for youth, and housing services and supports, which are essential to transition youth from crisis to stability.
Support the Preservation of the Department of Housing’s Homeless Supports line item for Coordinated Access Network Infrastructure - $2.48M in both fiscal years.
The budget reallocates the Community Investment Account (CIA) funding to the General Fund in the amount of $2,480,415 to provide general fund support for Coordinated Access Networks, the 2-1-1 Info line, cold weather protocol and grants in the new Housing Supports line item. The Coordinated Access Networks (CAN) system (including emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, the 2-11 housing unit, and community-level coordination) is critical to maintain our progress ending homelessness.
Here is what you can do: Submit Written Testimony or Testify in Person
- Download Talking Points/ Testimony Template Here.
- Email written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Noon, Tuesday, February 26th.
- Please inform Sarah Fox and Danielle Hubley know if intend to testify in person by Noon, Tuesday, February 26th.
Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format on your organizations letterhead to
. (Testimony template above provides guidelines for format.) All testimony should be limited to matters related to comments related to the Department of Housing budget. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.