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About Connecticut's Affordable Housing Conference: Building Stability

Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) is excited to host the third annual Connecticut’s  Affordable Housing Conference (CAHC) virtually across November 14, 15 and 16, 2022This year the CAHC will focus on Building Stability and will spotlight 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 will feature 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. 

The CAHC works to feature content that builds the public and political will to realize equitable, stable, affordable housing in Connecticut.

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 will explore how we can build the public and political will to realize equitable, stable, affordable housing in Connecticut. We are currently accepting proposals for sessions, please visit the sessions tab for more information.

The CAHC is free and open for all to attend with the generous support of our sponsors. For information about sponsoring the CAHC, visit the sponsors tab. Registration for the conference will open by mid-October.

For questions or more information, contact danielle@pschousing.org.

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In 2021, PSC hosted the second annual conference: Roadmap to Recovery which offered a virtual multi-day event with conversations that explore challenges, share best practices, and coalesce us around critical next steps to address key affordable housing issues in our state. Recordings of last year's conference are available on demand on the Partnership's YouTube channel.

Request for Session Proposals

We are seeking proposals from groups/individuals who are interested in providing timely, engaging, thoughtful sessions which address opportunities for collaborative action around addressing affordable housing issues in Connecticut. Example sessions include:

·        spotlight on a policy or program which advances housing justice for low-income households;

·        telling the story of the range of housing experiences in Connecticut;

·        solutions for reducing regulatory barriers to housing production;

·        efforts to improve housing conditions/increase access to healthy affordable housing;

·        examples of successful targeting of new/existing resources to address the severe shortage of affordable homes in our state;

·        the impacts of affordable housing on health, education, economic mobility, etc. for individuals and communities

 

We will prioritize session proposals that include both discussion and action around increasing equity. We encourage both those who presented last year as well as new voices to submit proposals.  

 

View additional information and submit a proposal for a session here  by Friday, September 30th, 2022. We will notify you if your proposal is selected by Friday, October 7th, 2022. 


Conference Agenda

Session information will be posted here as it becomes available!

Conference Keynote Presenters

Keynote information will be posted here soon!

Conference Registration

Registration for the conference will open by mid-October. Check back here for updates.

Sponsors

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 JaneP@pschousing.org.

Leading Sponsors

Connecticut Department of Housing

CHFA logo

Melville Charitable Trust


Collaborating Sponsors

Bank of America logo

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Key Bank logo

Key Bank logo


Supporting Sponsors

FHLBank Boston Logo

FHLBank Boston Logo

Housing Enterprises, Inc.

LISC logo

National Equity Fund logo

Pont32Health_logo

The Housing Collective logo

Trinity Financial logo


Session Sponsors

Berkshire Bank logo

Citizens Bank logo

CT Green Bank

CT Association of Realtors logo

Connecticut Voices for Children logo

Hinkley Allen logo

Leviticus Fund

Navigate Affordable Housing Partners logo

Peoples United Bank

POAH logo

 

Santander Bank

 

 

Universal Health Care Foundation logo

 

WinnCompanies logo


Conference Advertisers

Always Home

Chelsea Groton Bank

Crosskey Architects

Hoopes Morganthaler Rausch & Scaramozza LLC

Schadler, Selnau Associates, PC

The Caleb Group


Conference Supporter

Bristol Housing Authority

Capitol Clean Cities of Connecticut, Inc. 

Connecticut Main Street Center

Corporation for Independent Living

Hands on Hartford

The Bushnell

Tzedekah House