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,

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.


June 2015 Blog Posts:

June 30, 2015 - Mollie Greenwood
Mollie Greenwood is the Coordinated Access and Employment Opportunities VISTA at Journey Home. Her blog is about the success Hartford achieved during its 100 Day Campaign to end homelessness and how they are harnessing the momentum to sustain their progress. 


June 23, 2015 - Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell teaches at Central CT State University and Manchester Community College. She is the author of two books. She writes about the everyday heroes who make the fight against homelessness possible. 

June 16, 2015 - Ricardo Gotla
Ricardo Gotla is the Director of Public Engagement at the Regional Plan Association. He talks about the steps RPA is taking to ensure local residents have a voice in the planning process for RPA's Fourth Regional Plan. 


June 9, 2015 - Lisa Bahadosingh
Lisa Bahadosingh is the Community Liaison for Regional Initiatives at Supportive Housing Works shares the success Opening Doors Fairfield County is having with cross-sector collaborations to bring services to our most vulnerable populations.


June 2, 2015 - Kellyann Day
Kellyann Day is the CEO of New Reach, Inc and Chairman of the Reaching Home Steering Committee. In this blog she reflects on the efforts many have made toward ending homelessness in Connecticut.



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