Partnership to End Homelessness in SE CT

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Legislative Advocacy

  

The decisions made by the Connecticut legislature directly affect the amount of money allocated to homelessness services and also affects the future of the individuals that the Southeastern Connecticut Partnership on Housing and Homelessness are working with. Decisions are directly affected by the phone calls, visits and letters that legislators receive from members of the communities they represent. If legislators are not alerted to the needs of the community, they may assume that assume that these are not important issues or that they are already adequately funded. Members of the Partnership on Housing and Homelessness are all leaders in the local community, and one of the roles as a leader is to advocate for the needs of the community they represent. Community members also have a role in advocacy because the decisions made in the legislature directly affect all members of the community. Below is a toolkit about legislative advocacy outlining the how-to on contacting legislators, tips on crafting the message to convey and other useful advocacy tips.

  

Access the Advocacy tool-kit here

  

Housing and Homelessness Legislative Scoop Sheet:


During the 2010 legislative session, the Housing and Homelessness Legislative Scoop Sheet was created as a place for up-to-date information on housing and homelessness related bills at the legislature. 
  

The archive of past issues can be accessed below.

     

The Connecticut General Assembly:

  

This is Your General Assembly

  

Access the Connecticut General Assembly website here