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Malloy to join first lady at White House for vet homelessness discussion

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Gov. Dannel Malloy (WFSB file photo) Gov. Dannel Malloy (WFSB file photo)

Connecticut's governor is set to join the first lady at the White House Monday for a discussion on veteran homelessness.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, First Lady Michelle Obama and community leaders from across the country are taking part in the White House's Veterans Homelessness Summit.

Malloy said he'll talk about Connecticut's successful efforts to eliminate homelessness among veterans.

He said earlier this year, the federal government certified the state's recently increased housing efforts eliminated the issue. He said it means the state has the capacity and sustainable systems in place to quickly find and connect a veteran who becomes homeless. Assistance is available to find him or her stable, permanent housing.

Malloy said Connecticut is one of three states in the country to achieve that goal.

First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces back in 2011. It's a nationwide initiative that calls on Americans to rally around service members, veterans and their families to support them through wellness, education and employment opportunities.

This year, which marks the program's fifth, the pair said they're celebrating the people who have supported the military community.

Monday's event is set for 1 p.m.

The event will be streamed live here.

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