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,

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.


June 2014 Blog Posts:

June 24, 2014 - Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell is the Communications and Development Director at the Partnership for Strong Communities. She blogs about the outrageous lengths some will take to remove homelessness from public view rather than investing in real solutions.

June 17, 2014 - Katy Shafer
Katy Shafer is a policy analyst at the Partnership for Strong Communities. She speaks about the experience the Emerging Leaders Network had during its Rural Housing Field Trip in Litchfield County. 


June 10, 2014 - Alicia Woodsby
Alicia Woodsby, is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communtiies. She blogs about our Reaching Home Dinner to celebrate the successes we have had this year and the people behind those successes. 


June 3, 2014 - Leigh Shields-Church
Leigh Shields-Church, Director of New Haven Shelter Plus Care talks about the innovative work going on in New Haven to move people from homelessness to housing in just 100 days. 


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