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,

November 2014 Blog Posts:

November 25, 2014 - Sarah Simonelli 
Sarah Simonelli, Sustainability Development Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA at Journey Home, blogs about the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and its importance to bring attention to an issue that is often overlooked.

November 18, 2014 - Richard Porth
Richard J. Porth is the president and CEO of United Way of Connecticut. He blogs about United Way's new acronym: ALICE - Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed to describe households that struggle to pay for housing and other basic needs.

November 11, 2014 - Sami Suleiman
Sami Suleiman is the Regional Plan Association intern to the director of public engagement, and Master of Regional and Community Planning graduate from the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In this blog he encourages people to attend the RPA forums on the 4th Regional Plan. 

November 4, 2014 - Julie Klein
Julie Klein is the assistant to the president/policy outreach associate at the National Alliance to End Homelessness. She outlines five steps for organizing a successful congressional meeting. 


October 2014 Blog Posts:

October 28, 2014 - Robert Hickey
Robert Hickey is a senior research associate at National Housing Conference’s Center for Housing Policy. He blogs about the growing nationwide popularity of inclusionary zoning and the important role it plays in creating equitable housing opportunities in cities and towns.

October 21, 2014 - Sarah Hoecker
Sarah Hoecker is a recent graduate of the Westfield State University regional planning program. She shares the story of how her struggles and personal experiences with housing inspired her toward a career in housing advocacy. 


October 14, 2014 - Christy Rubenstein
Christina Rubenstein, Deputy Policy Director at Partnership for Strong Communities, blogs about the wide range of initiatives covered by this year's Reaching Home Campaign Progress Report.

October 7, 2014 - Rosanne Haggerty and David Figliuzzi
Rosanne Haggerty is the founder and president of Community Solutions, and David Figliuzzi is the Executive Director of the Cigna Foundation. They blog about what their organizations are doing to change distressed neighborhoods by highlighting the middle space as a gathering place for community strengths.


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