Youth homeless backers rap lack of housing in CT - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Youth homeless backers rap lack of housing in CT


Advocates for homeless young people in Connecticut say the state has a lack of available safe housing for young people in crisis and say more and better housing is needed.

Advocates released a report Thursday that says 40 percent of young people interviewed said they were in their current living situations for less than three months and two-thirds said they moved twice or more in the past year.

The report, "Invisible No More" by Derrick M. Gordon and Bronwyn A. Hunter of the Yale University School of Medicine, was based on interviews with 98 people younger than 24 in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and New London.

Gordon said he estimates about 11,700 young people in Connecticut are homeless based on numbers nationally and in the Northeast.

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