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Katy Shafer, Interim Policy Director, Partnership for Strong Communities.
We at the Partnership for Strong Communities are fortunate to work with dozens of partners who expertly do the varied work that, together, has allowed us to make so much progress in the fight to provide all Connecticut residents with safe, secure, affordable homes.
As a housing policy organization charged with educating and advocating for understanding and support, we see the production of HousingInCT every year as one of our primary contributions to that collective effort.
It is vital for us to share with policymakers, partners and all state residents a clear and up-to-date sense of Connecticut's housing situation: the successes, the challenges and the changing climate that we must confront if we are to prevent and end homelessness and create the wide array of housing choices we need.
That's exactly what HousingInCT2016 accomplishes. Taking the housing pulse of Connecticut, it reports that Connecticut policymakers -- Gov. Malloy, the General Assembly, many municipal leaders and key advocates -- are creating much of the housing we need. In 2016:
Yet, slight improvement in both wage disparity and Connecticut’s state ranking in median monthly housing costs was nevertheless outweighed by:
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