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,

November 2015 Blog Posts:

November 24, 2015 - Amanda Trothier
Amanda Trothier is the Administrative Assistant and Development Associate at Partnership for Strong Communities. She blogs about the #GivingTuesday movement to get out and give this December 1st! Your gift to us will help end homelessness and create affordable housing in CT.

November 17, 2015 - Amanda Kennedy
Amanda Kennedy is the Director of Special Projects at the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments. She blogs about the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance affordable housing tour and the diversity of housing opportunities coming online in the southeastern corner of the state.

November 10, 2015 - Diana Deng
Diana Deng is the policy and communications analyst a Partnership for Strong Communities. In this op-ed, first featured on The Hartford Courant, she writes about the challenges Millennials have living in CT but what we can do as a state to retain them. 


November 4, 2015 - Sarah Fox and Christina Rubenstein
Sarah Fox,Manager of Advocacy and Community Impact Iniatives at CCEH and Christy Rubenstein, Deputy Policy Director, Partnership for Strong Communities on the Zero:2016 Summit that discussed our success thus far and next steps. 

October 2015 Blog Posts:

October 20, 2015 - Erin Kemple
Erin Kemple is the Executive Director of the CT Fair Housing Center. She asks the difficult questions in this blog - What were the decisions that resulted in the segregation we see in Hartford today and how can we reverse the damage done? 


October 13, 2015 - Wendy Kohn
Wendy Kohn is the Marketing & Development Director at Partnership for Strong Communities. The new Youth Rights and Resources Toolkit is available for CT youth in unstable housing situations. It includes 3 short videos about rights under the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act.

October 6, 2015 - Elizabeth Grim
Elizabeth Grim is the Evaluation Consultant at The Consultation Center at Yale University. She blogs on why it's possible for CT to achieve it's Zero: 2016 goal to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.




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