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Addressing Homelessness in the COVID-19 Era

Municipal Training WEBINAR

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Addressing Homelessness in the COVID-19 Era


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


CCM is partnering with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH), the Connecticut Department of Housing, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health to host a special meeting for municipal leaders and staff engaged in addressing the needs of homeless populations in our state’s towns and cities.

This information session will focus on the state's coordinated effort to decompress congregate shelters by relocating residents into hotels and other settings to maximize social distancing among homeless populations and the people who serve them. The meeting will also explain the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7P, which formally authorizes the state to provide or arrange non-congregant housing with sufficient physical distancing capacity for people in shelters or otherwise experiencing homelessness, and seek FEMA reimbursement. The meeting will begin with a brief overview of current efforts underway before opening the floor to hear from municipal workers about how we can support Connecticut’s towns and cities in sheltering homeless populations in non-congregate settings.

Speakers will include CCEH CEO Dr. Richard Cho, Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno, and Public Health Commissioner Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell. This will be a Zoom video gathering to facilitate a shared sense of community as work through this crisis as one state-wide community.


PRESENTERS back to top

Dr. Richard Cho
Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness


Seila Mosquera-Bruno
Connecticut Department of Housing

Dr. Lynn Sosa
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Connecticut Department of Public Health 

Madeline Ravich
Development Advisor and Director of The BE HOMEFUL Project
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Brian O'Connor
Director of Public Policy
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities 



  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Health and Human Services Staff
  • Public Safety Officials and First Responders
  • Library Directors and Staff
  • School Superintendents/School Business Managers
  • Boards/Commissions/Committees
  • Anyone involved with a municipality's homeless community

*This webinar is free to both municipal and non-municipal individuals

WAYS TO REGISTER back to top

CLICK HERE to be redirected to Zoom, where attendees can register. 

Please contact CCM Training at or call (203) 498-3037.

CCMO back to top

Due to current conditions, CCM is not holding in-person trainings for participants in the CCMO program to earn credit hours. However, CCM would still like to provide opportunities to work toward completion in the program. 

Participants have the opportunity to earn CCMO credit hours by watching and participating in this webinar:

  • Watching this webinar live is good for 1 credit hour of Community Development.
  • Completing the short quiz that will be sent to attendees following the webinar is good for 2 credit hours of Community Development. 



Fine Print back to top

UPDATES & CHANGES: Last minute changes and updates, weather postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on this page

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand your schedule may change. Please let us know if you have registered and can no longer attend.

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