The Partnership Blog


Our Blog will feature a different writer each week, discussing topics related to affordable housing, homelessness and community development. To post comments about the blog entires, please visit our facebook page,

October 2014 Blog Posts:

October 28, 2014 - Robert Hickey
Robert Hickey is a senior research associate at National Housing Conference’s Center for Housing Policy. He blogs about the growing nationwide popularity of inclusionary zoning and the important role it plays in creating equitable housing opportunities in cities and towns.

October 21, 2014 - Sarah Hoecker
Sarah Hoecker is a recent graduate of the Westfield State University regional planning program. She shares the story of how her struggles and personal experiences with housing inspired her toward a career in housing advocacy. 


October 14, 2014 - Christy Rubenstein
Christina Rubenstein, Deputy Policy Director at Partnership for Strong Communities, blogs about the wide range of initiatives covered by this year's Reaching Home Campaign Progress Report.

October 7, 2014 - Rosanne Haggerty and David Figliuzzi
Rosanne Haggerty is the founder and president of Community Solutions, and David Figliuzzi is the Executive Director of the Cigna Foundation. They blog about what their organizations are doing to change distressed neighborhoods by highlighting the middle space as a gathering place for community strengths.

September 2014 Blog Posts: 

September 30, 2014 - Julia Evans Starr
Julia Evans Starr is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Aging. She underscores the importance of affordable, accessible, and well-located housing as a basic need for people across their lifespan. 


September 23, 2014 - Brian Roccapriore
Brian Roccapriore is the Director of Homeless Management Information Systems and Strategic Analysis at CCEH. In this blog he acknowledges the shortcomings of the Point-in-Time Count for accurately counting homeless youth and what will be done to address it in the 2015 PIT count.

September 16, 2014 - Betsy Crum
Betsy Crum is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition. She encourages you to share your personal stories with the CT Housing Coalition to be part of their initiative to show people the human impact of affordable housing.

September 9, 2014 - Nancy von Euler
Nancy von Euler is the program director at the Fairfield County Community Foundation. She blogs about the importance of building relationships to improve the lives of families living in public housing in Bridgeport.


September 2, 2014 - Amanda Girardin
Amanda Girardin is the Deputy Executive Director of Journey Home. She discusses how neither health, nor housing stability, can truly be attained without addressing both problems together.  



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