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,

April 2014 Blog Posts:

April 15, 2014 - Ann Faust
Ann Faust, Program Coordinator of the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness, blogs about how the HBO documentary American Winter is dispelling old, tired stereotypes of homelessness. 

April 8, 2014 - Eric Chatman
Eric Chatman, President and Executive Director of Connecticut Housing Finance Authority talks to the strategy CHFA will use to ensure the success of the Governor's $300 million revitalizations of the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio over the next 10 years. 

April 1, 2014 - David Fink
David Fink, Policy Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, blogs about Partnership's April 17 IForum about closing Connecticut's school achievement gap with housing. 


March 2014 Blog Posts:

March 25, 2014 - Betsy Crum
Betsy Crum, Executive Director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition blogs about the need for more affordable housing throughout the state to combat our ranking as one of the most expensive states to rent in throughout the entire country. 

March 18, 2014 - John R. Cottrell
John Cottrell, Chief Operating Officer of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc. blogs about the great work CT has done to service homeless youth, and the steps we need to take to prevent it all together.


March 11, 2014 - Laura Zeilinger
Laura Zeilinger is the new Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. She discusses their new resource Family Connection, to build partnerships with communities to fight homelessness.


March 4, 2014 - Alicia Woodsby
Alicia Woodsby is the interim executive director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. In this blog she extends an invitation to the Partnership's March 18 IForum on ending chronic homelessness in Connecticut.



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