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 entries, please visit our facebook page,

August 2015 Blog Posts:

August 25, 2015 - Jenna Ferguson
Jenna Ferguson is the Outreach and Events Coordinator at the Connecticut Housnig Coalition. The Connecticut Housing Coalition's Annual Housing Conference is fast approaching. Jenna blogs about the many workshops and speakers that will make this conference a must attend. 

August 18, 2015 - Tina Law
Tina Law was a graduate researcher at Building Movement Project. This blog speaks to the assessment they did of the Reaching Home Campaign and their findings regarding the strengths and challenges of the Campaign. 


August 11, 2015 - Sue Murphy
Sue Murphy is the Vice President and Executive Director of Liberty Bank Foundation. She blogs about Liberty Bank Foundation's committment to the Secure Jobs CT initiative as one of many partners in a cross-sector collaboration to increase the incomes of families transitioning from homelessness to housing.

August 4, 2015 - Christine Schilke
Christine Schilke is the Communications Manager for the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC). She is also a member of the Young Energetic Solutions (YES) Steering Committee. She writes about her experience presenting the Millennial perspective at a recent livability forum.


July 2015 Blog Posts:

July 28, 2015 - Carline Charmelus
Carline Charmelus is a policy analyst at the Partnership for Strong Communities. She blogs about her first Capitol Hill Day and what it was like meeting with members of Congress to encourage support for policy initiatives to eliminate homelessness. 

July 21, 2015 - Melvyn Colon
Melvyn Colon, Executive Director, Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance writes about the need for organizations like his to break down existing concentrations of poverty while we give the new Supreme Court ruling and the new HUD rules time to work.

July 14, 2015 - Thomas Maziarz
Thomas Maziarz is Bureau Chief of Policy and Planning at Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). He writes about the incredible investment they are making to update our transportation infrastructure and tie it into the community in a way that CT has not done before.

July 7, 2015 - Jonathan Gyurko
Jonathan Gyurko is President of Leeds Global Partnership. He points out that what happens outside of schools is just as important as what goes on inside schools when it comes to a child's educational success.




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