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,

December 2014 Blog Posts:

December 16, 2014 - David Fink
David Fink is the Policy Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. He shares the true story behind Partnership's HousingInCT2014 report, which has less to do with Connecticut’s present housing situation – strained – than with the potentially dangerous future faced by the state’s municipal finances and quality of life.

December 9, 2014 - Lucy Nolan
Lucy Nolan is the Executive Director of End Hunger CT!. She blogs about the importance of getting out the word about oftentimes underutilized nutrition programs at schools. Food security is the foundation to academic success.


December 2, 2014 - Eric Chatman
Eric Chatman, president and CEO of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority welcomes Partnership for Strong Communities' Executive Director Alicia Woodsby to their Board of Directors. 


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. 



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