Jenna Ferguson, Outreach and Events Coordinator at the Connecticut Housing Coalition.
Connecticut is leading the nation in its commitment to affordable and supportive housing. Unprecedented new investment is being made in housing for homeless, low-income, and moderate-income households that will transform the way that we develop, own and manage affordable housing communities. Beyond improving housing quality and creating better options for thousands of families across the state, these new investments will spur economic opportunity and create a stable foundation for community revitalization and growth.
This exciting work will be showcased, as always, at the Connecticut Housing Coalition’s annual conference - the state’s largest gathering of affordable housing developers, service providers, advocates and resident leaders. The day-long conference draws attendees from every part of Connecticut who come together to celebrate, learn and challenge ourselves. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, September 22nd at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford.
This year’s plenary session features Alex Kotlowitz, Writer-in-Residence and Senior
Lecturer, Northwestern University; Evonne M. Klein, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Housing; and Jim Reed, New England Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Additionally, workshops at this year’s conference focus on topics such as: exploring the role of technology in community development; housing availability and accessibility in an aging Connecticut; increasing private funding; financing for multifamily energy efficiency upgrades; the “art” of partnerships; the power of zoning; fair housing and reentry after incarceration; our work to end chronic homelessness; incentives for increasing energy efficiency in multifamily properties; promoting housing stability and preventing evictions; funding initiatives; and turning planners into partners.
To learn more about the upcoming conference and to register, please visit http://ct-housing.org/annual-conference/.
We hope you will be among the hundreds of people who join us each year for Connecticut’s largest housing event!
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