Housing is the answer to homelessness.
Housing improves health. Housing supports recovery. Housing makes it easier for people to earn a living.
Housing gives people the chance to enjoy a quality of life we want for all our neighbors.
For some, the transition to housing is largely self-directed. Others require very modest support, including very short-term financial assistance and help with housing location.
An additional percentage will require supports that continue into the first several months in their new homes with a focus on achieving financial stability and linking to community-based resources.
A small number of individuals leaving homelessness face real barriers to staying housed. For these individuals the longer-term supports provided by permanent supportive housing are appropriate.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited our Vet House on Moutain Avenue in New London in 2015. The apartments offer transitional housing.