Congressmen to Announce Grant to Combat Youth Homelessness

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are going to Bridgeport to announce the award of a new federal grant to combat youth homelessness.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes plan to visit Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport Monday afternoon to talk about the grant awarded to Opening Doors Fairfield County.

The mission of Opening Doors Fairfield County is to prevent and end homelessness in the county. It was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Youth Homeless Development Project to develop and implement an approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

The congressmen will be joined by federal housing officials, local officials and staff from Supportive Housing Works, who are also working to end homelessness in the county.

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