Greater Danbury Continuum of Care Awarded Funds To Help Homeless

The Greater Danbury Continuum of Care has been awarded three grants by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.  Danbury has been awarded a total amount of $666,684.00 under the Fiscal Year 2008-09 Continuum of Care Competition. 


The Greater Danbury Continuum of Care is a HUD-required consortium of private, non-profit and public agencies that provide services to people who are homeless or face the threat of homelessness.  The awards are made by HUD based on the needs of the community and the plans developed by the Continuum to address the identified needs.  Danbury received grants for the following three programs:  Danbury Shelter Plus Care 1; Danbury Shelter Plus Care 2; and the Housing Authority/Greater Danbury Mental Health Authority Shelter Plus Care program.  These programs are designed to provide housing assistance coupled with needed supportive services for residents.  


The awards represent an increase over the amounts awarded to the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care in the prior fiscal year.  The Continuum of Care is a key partner in the implementation of Danbury’s Ten-Year Plan To End Homelessness.  In addition to preparation of the Continuum of Care grant application, the Continuum also implements the yearly “Point In Time” count of people who are homeless; plans the annual Project Homeless Connect Event and addresses other issues involving homelessness in the greater Danbury region.


For more information on the Great Danbury Continuum of Care, call Co-Chair Milena Sangut at 203-448-3224.