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Legislative Update: Budget Preserves Critical Housing and Homelessness Programs

6 June 2019

June 6, 2019


Earlier this week, the House and Senate passed the biennial budget (HB 7424). This budget proposes $43 billion in spending over the biennium, closes the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit, and anticipates a budget reserve fund that will grow to $2.6 billion by the end of this year.

Now Available – DMHAS RFP for Housing Related Trainings for DV Providers

31 May 2019

DHMAS, as the Collaborative Applicant of CT BOS CoC (CT Balance of State Continuum of Care), is seeking an entity to provide training to domestic violence front-line staff who will be providing access to rapid rehousing funds (RRH) to those with whom they work. As a newly funded project by the federal government through the BOS CoC, it is anticipated that newly hired staff, while trained on DV topics, will not be familiar with the housing/homeless services continuum. The selected entity will be able to determine and deliver a portfolio of trainings to these front-line staff.

Reaching Home Celebration - Award Winners Announced!

24 May 2019

The Partnership for Strong Communities is proud to announce the award winners for the 14th Annual Reaching Home Celebration & Housing Awards. The Reaching Home Celebration honors the collaborative successes of Connecticut’s housing advocates, leaders, and organizations, and the enormous progress made in preventing and ending homelessness across the state.

The award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, CT on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Connecticut Launches 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness

30 April 2019

A broad-based coalition of advocates, providers, state agencies, and young adults is launching eight 100-Day Challenges to house and improve services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness throughout Connecticut. Funded by a wide array of local philanthropies, this is a true statewide effort, the first of its kind in the nation.

Ending Family Homelessness: A Look at Race, Equity, and Prevention Strategies

25 April 2019

Please join the Partnership for Strong Communities for our second IForum of the 2019 series, “Ending Family Homelessness: A Look at Race, Equity, and Prevention Strategies.” This IForum will take place Monday, May 20th at the Lyceum in Hartford (227 Lawrence Street) from 9:00 am-11:30 am (registration and light breakfast at 8:30 am). Click here to register for the May IForum.

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