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Advocacy

The Partnership for Strong Communities engages civic and political support to solve homelessness, expand housing opportunity, and develop strong, vibrant communities in the state of Connecticut.

This page contains information on the Partnership's current advocacy efforts, as well as resources for Connecticut housing advocates.

Legislative Priorities

Click here for 2021 legislative priorities for the Reaching Home and HOMEConnecticut campaigns.

Current Action Alerts

No current action alerts. Click here for an archive of previous alerts from the 2021 legislative session.

Legislative Fact Sheets

Housing in CT 2021 and Homelessness in CT 2021

The Partnership for Strong Communities has released its yearly update on the state of homelessness and housing affordability in Connecticut. Housing in CT 2021 and Homelessness in CT 2021 provide a quick primer on Connecticut's need for stable, affordable housing.

Mandate Training on Housing Issues for Local Planning & Zoning Commissions

As part of our HOMEConnecticut legislative agenda, we recommend that Connecticut develop a state training curriculum for local
planning & zoning commissioners to include education on a variety of housing types.

COVID-19 and Connecticut's Homeless Response System

The Partnership for Strong Communities has released a new fact sheet detailing how Connecticut's homelessness system responded to COVID-19, and how that response has successfully limited transmission of COVID-19 to people experiencing homelessness in the state.

Access to Identity Documents for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Youth experiencing homelessness in Connecticut face many obstacles when trying to achieve stability in their employment, education, and living situation. Many of these obstacles can be tied to the difficulty of obtaining identity documents like birth certificates and state IDs.

H.B. 6107: Zoning Enabling Act and Municipal Compliance

A fact sheet explaining the provisions of H.B. 6107, a proposed bill in Connecticut which would reorganize the state's Zoning Enabling Act (CGS Sec. 8-2)

Advocacy Resources

2021 Legislative Session: Navigating Virtual Committee Meetings and Public Hearings

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Capitol Complex is currently closed to the public. However, the public may still participate in committee meetings and public hearings virtually. The Partnership has prepared a guide for navigating virtual committee meetings and public hearings during the 2021 Connecticut legislative session.

Budget Implementer Makes Substantive Adjustments To FY22/FY23 Budget

A line-by-line analysis of housing and homelessness resources in Connecticut's biennial budget and bond bill, passed at the end of the 2021 session. Updated to reflect changes in Connecticut's budget implementer.

Legislative Round-Up: Housing-Related Bills

This session, the Legislature considered a number of housing and homelessness related bills, including several that Partnership for Strong Communities advocated for with the Reaching Home and HOMEConnecticut campaigns. This page contains a summary of actions taken on these important bills.

2021 Legislative Advocacy Webinar

This webinar focuses on the current fiscal landscape in Connecticut, an overview of the legislative session timeline and important dates, opportunities for advocacy during this unique virtual session and a deeper dive into the Reaching Home Campaign's legislative and policy priorities for this session.

Watch the Legislative Advocacy Webinar

Watch the Legislative Advocacy Webinar with HOMEConnecticut Campaign Policy Priorities

Previous Alerts

A list of PSC's action alerts from the 2021 session can be found here.

An archive of the Partnership's action alerts from the 2020 session can be found here.