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100-Day Challenge to End Homelessness

Salvatore Pinna moved to Connecticut 20 years ago. The 52-year-old has been living on the streets and under bridges since he moved here. He's one of many chronically homeless people in the state.

This hour, we meet Sal and hear the first of a series of stories about homelessness in Greater Hartford, where the 100-Day Challenge is about to begin, an initiative to try to to eliminate barriers and connect stakeholders -- to create a plan to end chronic homelessness -- in 100 days.

We hear more about that project, as well as Wednesday's Point In Time Count. And Connecticut is one of six states chosen for "Zero 2016" national initiative. Can we house all of our state's homeless?

GUESTS:

  • Susan Campbell - Writer, former Hartford Courant columnist
  • Matt Morgan - Executive director of Journey Home
  • Lisa Tepper-Bates - Executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.

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