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Partnership's Executive Director Reacts to Gov. Malloy's Proposed Budget


Re: The Governor’s Proposed Budget:
Statement by Howard Rifkin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities.

“Gov. Malloy never forgets the importance of a safe, secure, affordable home or the people who need them. Immediately after he took office, he made the largest housing investment in decades, and he has built on that foundation every year since.

This year’s investment shows that, with all the other issues on his mind, he understands that housing is the cornerstone of opportunity. He has once again demonstrated his commitment to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable populations in our State, including Veterans, expanding affordable housing opportunities, and ensuring that development in and around transit stops includes mixed-income housing for our workforce. Specifically, the commitment for 110 units of supportive housing, additional funds for the Rental Assistance Program and funds for rapid re-housing are critical ingredients towards addressing chronic homelessness and expanding affordable housing. 

In addition the Governor’s proposal in the capital budget of $7 million for transit oriented development is very good news for the future of CTfastrak and the Springfield-to-New Haven commuter rail line.  All in all throughout his Administration, the Governor has been steadfast in his commitment towards ending homelessness, increasing affordable housing throughout the State and ensuring that affordable housing is a vital component of transit development.”

The Partnership for Strong Communities is a Hartford-based policy advocacy organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in Connecticut, increasing the state’s stock of affordable housing, and fostering vibrant communities.

For more information, contact:

Howard Rifkin at or 860-244-0066, ext. 309
Susan Campbell, Communications/Development director, at or 860-244-0066, ext. 352


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