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Connecticut's Affordable Housing Conference

Partnership for Strong Communities hosts the annual Connecticut’s  Affordable Housing Conference (CAHC) each fall. The conference spotlights a wide array of best practice, collaborations, and coordinated advocacy strategies to strengthen housing stability for households and communities across Connecticut. The conference features 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. 


Our annual IForums are an opportunity to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of housing policy. With connections to various public policy issues - from education to health, economic security to sustainability and community development, environment and energy use to transit - housing plays a crucial role in our state’s economic health and sense of community.  IForums serve as a medium to educate key decision makers, community leaders and the public on the connection between housing policy and other major public policy issues. The IForum series continues to ask difficult questions and to foster conversation about how the public and private sector can work together towards a mutual goal of solving key policy problems and enhancing Connecticut as a place where people can and want to live, work and raise a family.

Our IForums feature speakers and panelists from the local, state, regional and national levels who bring deep knowledge, innovative ideas, first-hand experience, and useful resources regarding the forum topic. In addition, a crucial part of each IForum is interaction, dialogue and learning with and from the audience members.