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Connecticut landlords urged to attend homeless vets summit, learn about housing assistance

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MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut — Connecticut landlords are being encouraged to attend an upcoming summit and learn more about a state-federal effort to end homelessness among veterans by the end of next year.

Landlords will receive information about various housing programs and subsidies accessible to veterans recovering from homelessness. The Dec. 9 event will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among the available government initiatives are several incentives to landlords, such as guaranteed income, free advertising through a pool of ready-to-house tenants, and neutral case management to prevent potential problems.

State Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein said landlords "are a key part of our fight" to make sure veterans have access to safe and quality housing.

Advocates estimate Connecticut has more than 500 homeless veterans.

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