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Partnership for Strong Communities Receives Funding from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

15 December 2020

Tufts Health Plan Foundation logoPartnership for Strong Communities has received funds from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to help in ongoing COVID-19 response efforts. Funds support the Partnership in working alongside partners to drive prevention and relief of homelessness and housing instability during the pandemic and beyond.

The Partnership works alongside over 120 partners in the Reaching Home Campaign and the HOMEConnecticut Campaign to ensure unified voice and connection between providers and advocates during this crisis. The Partnership continues to estimate and advocate for adequate federal, state, and local housing investment, including rental support and eviction prevention to ensure adequate housing and long term stability in low-wealth and historically marginalized communities.

“We are so grateful to Tufts Health Plan Foundation for making an investment in the policy and advocacy work that is essential to driving change around affordable housing and homelessness issues.” said Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. “The Foundation has made a commitment to increasing equity in communities of color and making investments to expand and scale best practices around housing as a driver of health. We are looking forward to ongoing partnership with Tufts.”

Partnership for Strong Communities is a statewide nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness, expanding affordable housing, and building strong communities in Connecticut. Founded in 2004, has helped successfully advocate for over $2.3 billion in state funding for housing assistance and homelessness support programs. These housing resources have helped Connecticut reach a historic decline in the state’s homeless population, with a 40 percent reduction in shelter use since 2012.

Founded in 2008, Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve. The Foundation’s vision is to honor and support communities working to be great places to grow up and grow old.