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,

April 2015 Blog Posts: 

April 21, 2015 - Amanda Trothier
Amanda Trothier is the administrative assistant at the Partnership for Strong Communities. She blogs about how getting involved allowed her to find her passions. 


April 14, 2015 - Dara Kovel
Dara Kovel is the Vice President of Multifamily Housing at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority. She writes about the Governor's commitment to revitalizing the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio and the progress Connecticut is making towards the revitalization of this valuable asset.

April 7, 2015 - Paul Kosowsky
Paul Kosowsky is a member of the Reaching Home Campaign's Runaway and Homeless Youth Workgroup. He is Vice President of Programs at Youth Continuum in New Haven. He writes about the complexity of homeless youth and their need to immediate assistance. 


March 2015 Blog Posts:

March 31, 2015 - Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox is the manager of Advocacy and Community Impact Initiatives for the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. In this blog, she writes about the 2015 Homelessness and Housing Advocacy Days which utilizes stories to tell the impact of their work. 

March 24, 2015 - Robert Pulster
Robert Pulster is Regional Coordinator for the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness, based in Boston, MA. He blogs about the ground Connecticut has made to ending Veteran homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2016. 

March 17, 2015 - Stacey Violante Cote
Stacey Violante Cote is the Director of the Teen Legal Advocacy Project at the Center for Children's Advocacy. She is also the Chair of the Reaching Home Campaign's Homeless Youth Workgroup. She addresses the question of why the goal for ending youth homelessness is later than the goal to end veteran and chronic homelessness. 

March 10, 2015 - Wendy Kohn
Wendy Kohn, marketing and development director at the Partnership for Strong Communities blogs about the positive impact being part of a community has for those who are homeless.


March 3, 2015 - Carline Charmelus
Carline Charmelus, a policy analyst at the Partnership for Strong Communities shares her inspirations in life and why ending homelessness is important to her.


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