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About Connecticut's Affordable Housing Conference: Building Stability

Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) hosted the third annual Connecticut’s  Affordable Housing Conference (CAHC) virtually across November 14, 15 and 16, 2022This year the CAHC focused on Building Stability and spotlighted a wide array of best practice, collaborations, and coordinated advocacy strategies to strengthen housing stability for households and communities across Connecticut. This year's conference featured a menu of sessions relevant to affordable housing developers, tenant advocates, lenders and funders, public housing authorities, municipal and state policy leaders, housing advocates, and the general public. 

Housing instability takes many forms: paying too much of one's income for housing, living with family or friends to share costs, living in overcrowded or substandard housing, living in unsafe or disinvested neighborhoods, experiencing eviction or a forced move, and at its worst, literal homelessness. BIPOC households disproportionately experience housing instability.

As temporary renter protections expire and pandemic resource infusions wane, more and more CT households face paying more than 30% of their of income on housing costs, living in unsafe or unhealthy housing, or experiencing eviction.

The CAHC explores how we can build the public and political will to realize equitable, stable, affordable housing in Connecticut. 

The CAHC is free and open for all to attend with the generous support of our sponsors. 

Recordings of each session of the conference are available on demand on the Partnership's YouTube channel.

Plenary: CAHC Kick-Off

Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman

Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Senator Chris Murphy

Senator Chris Murphy

United States Senator


Gov. Ned Lamont

Gov. Ned Lamont (Invited)

State of Connecticut


Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno

Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno

CT Department of Housing


Diane Yentel

Diane Yentel

President & CEO

National Low Income Housing Coalition


Plenary: Ensuring Equitable Restoration for Communities of Color

Lisa Rice

Lisa Rice

President & CEO

National Fair Housing Alliance

Marietta Rodriguez

Marietta Rodriguez

President & CEO

NeighborWorks America

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas


Melville Charitable Trust


Plenary: Shifting Public and Political Will for Affordable Housing

Marisol Bello

Marisol Bello

Executive Director

Housing Narrative Lab

Ginny Monk

Ginny Monk

Housing and Children's Issues Reporter

Connecticut Mirror

Orville Morales

Orville Morales

Senior Director, Leadership, Coaching & Training



Conference Agenda 

For the conference agenda, session information, and speaker list, please visit the CAHC on zoom events.


Thank you to our generous sponsors who make Connecticut's Affordable Conference a success and affordable to all!

For more information on sponsoring the conference, click here. To pay for your sponsorship please click here. If you have any questions contact

Leading Sponsors

Connecticut Department of Housing

CHFA logo

LaRosa Building Group logo

Melville Charitable Trust

Wells Fargo logo

Collaborating Sponsors

Bank of America logo

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Key Bank logo

Rockport Mortgage Corporation logo

Key Bank logo

Supporting Sponsors

FHLBank Boston Logo

Capital for Change logo

Corporation for Supportive Housing logo

FHLBank Boston Logo

Glendower Group logo

Housing Enterprises, Inc.

LISC logo

National Equity Fund logo

Paul B. Bailey Archtect LLC logo


The Housing Collective logo

Trinity Financial logo

UConn Health Logo

Glendower Group logo

Session Sponsors

Berkshire Bank logo

BlueHub Capital logo

Citizens Bank logo

CohnReznick logo

The Community Builders logo

Community Health Resources logo

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center logo

Connecticut Fair Housing Center logo

CT Green Bank

CT Association of Realtors logo

Connecticut Voices for Children logo

Enterprise Community Partners logo

Fairfield County's Community Foundation logo

Hartford Hospital logo

Hinkley Allen logo

JHM Development logo

Leviticus Fund

M&T Bank

Navigate Affordable Housing Partners logo

Pennrose logo

POAH logo

Santander Bank

The Millennium Group logo

Universal Health Care Foundation logo

WinnCompanies logo

Conference Advertisers

Always Home

Charter Oak Communities

Chelsea Groton Bank

Crosskey Architects

Forge City Works

Gallo & Robinson, LLC.

Habitat for Humanity-North Central CT

Heritage Housing Inc.

Hoffman Auto Group

Hoopes Morganthaler Rausch & Scaramozza LLC

Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

Price Chopper

Schadler, Selnau Associates, P.C.

Southside Institutions Neighborhoods Alliance

The Caleb Group

Conference Supporters

Partnership for Strong Communities Board of Directors
● Calvin Price, Board Chair
● Kevin B. Sullivan, Board Treasurer
● Randal Davis, Board Secretary
● Susan Thomas, Board Member
● Howard Rifkin, Board Member
● Patrick E. McCabe, Board Member
● Steve Hernandez, Board Member

Alliance for Community Empowerment

All Waste Inc.

Ashforth Company

Bristol Housing Authority

Building Neighborhoods Together

Capital Region Development Authority

Capitol Clean Cities of Connecticut, Inc. 

Capitol Strategies Group

Carabetta Companies

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Charlotte Suhler

Connecticut Main Street Center

Corporation for Independent Living

CTData Collaborative

Dzen Residential Roofing

Glastonbury Housing Authority

Hands on Hartford

Housing Development Fund, Inc.

Housing Ministries of New England

NeighborWorks America


Regan Development

Sheldon Oak Central, Inc.

The Bushnell

Tzedekah House

University of New Haven