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,

August 2014 Blog Posts: 

August 26, 2014 - Gloria McAdam
Gloria J. McAdam is the President and CEO of Foodshare. Are we too quick to judge those less fortunate than ourselves? Gloria McAdams sheds light on the other side of the story.


August 19, 2014 - Elizabeth Grim
Elizabeth Grim, our new Policy Analyst from out of state, joins us in this week's blog to talk about the challenges she encountered when looking for housing in Connecticut.


August 12, 2014 - Tianna Edward
This blog features a commencement speech from Tianna Edward, of Hartford, who graduated from Watkinson School this spring.

August 5, 2014 - Our 2014 Summer Interns
Our 2014 summer interns Hodo Jibril and Damira Cooke share a little of themselves with us for this blog. 

July 2014 Blog Posts:

July 29, 2014 - An anonymous blogger
This blog was dictated by a woman who has been on the list – by her estimation – for nine years. Fearing repercussions at her current residence, the writer, a client of Independence Unlimited, has asked not to be identified. “I have no other place to live,” she said.

July 22, 2014 - Mark Walerysiak Jr
Mark Walerysiak Jr is the Community Liason for Bristol Rising! In this blog he speaks to the effectiveness they have had with boosting local businessess with Cash Mobs. 


July 15, 2014 - Christina Rubenstein
Christina Rubenstein, the Deputy Policy Director at the Partnership for Strong Communities sheds light on the growing body of knowledge that ties affordable housing with the cognitive development of children.

July 8, 2014 - Alyssa Norwood
Alyssa Norwood is a program manager at Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging. She blogs about the investment Connecticut is making to create livable communities that will benefit residents at all stages of life.


July 1, 2014 - Greg Secord
Greg Secord is the Director of Resource Development at Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford. He blogs about  the importance of schools in shaping a neighborhood and creating desirable communities.