Tim Bannon


The Reverend Richard Schuster Supportive Housing Advocacy Award

Tim is a leader in the movement to accelerate an end to homelessness through housing. His tenure as the head of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and now as Governor Malloy’s Chief of Staff has given him excellent opportunities for directing this passion.

In 2008, the Board of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) appointed Tim President and Executive Director. CHFA – an agency created to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons and families in Connecticut – benefi ted greatly from Tim’s leadership. During his tenure, Tim focused on shaping CHFA’s work in the present and for the future, emphasizing not just excellence in fi nancial management but continually underlining the larger mission of the organization.

His leadership skills are second-to-none. In late 2010, Tim was the first hire of Governor-elect Dan Malloy, first overseeing the transition team and now serving as Governor Malloy’s Chief of Staff. The Governor’s biennial budget demonstrated a commitment to the necessity of affordable and supportive housing and its positive economic impact. In such an administration, Tim will be able to continue his tireless advocacy for supportive housing.