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,

January 2015 Blog Posts:

January 27, 2015 - Erin Boggs
Erin Boggs is the executive director of Open Communities Alliance. blogs about mobility counseling to help families find housing outside of poverty-concentrated under-resourced areas.

January 20, 2015 - Elizabeth Grim
Elizabeth Grim, policy analyst at the Partnership for Strong Communities, blogs about the pathway to zero through better data about those who are homeless.


January 13, 2015 - Marianne O'Hare
Marianne O’Hare, of Community Health Center Inc.’s communication department, and producer of “Conversations on Health Care,” a nationally syndicated radio show on health reform. She shares the heartbreaking bond of those who have experienced the toll of homelessness.

December 2014 Blog Posts:

December 29, 2014 - Alicia Woodsby
Alicia Woodsby, Partnership for Strong Communities' executive director, starts the New Year off with some reflection and gratitude, taking a look at where we are, and where we’re going.

December 23, 2014 - Don Shaw, Jr. 
Don Shaw, Jr., Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity board member, former interim director (2013-2014) and former board chair (2004-2008). He blogs about the need for neighborhood organizations to work together to achieve lasting change in communities, building homes alone is not enough.

December 16, 2014 - David Fink
David Fink is the Policy Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. He shares the true story behind Partnership's HousingInCT2014 report, which has less to do with Connecticut’s present housing situation – strained – than with the potentially dangerous future faced by the state’s municipal finances and quality of life.

December 9, 2014 - Lucy Nolan
Lucy Nolan is the Executive Director of End Hunger CT!. She blogs about the importance of getting out the word about oftentimes underutilized nutrition programs at schools. Food security is the foundation to academic success.


December 2, 2014 - Eric Chatman
Eric Chatman, president and CEO of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority welcomes Partnership for Strong Communities' Executive Director Alicia Woodsby to their Board of Directors. 


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