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Partnership for Strong Communities Receives Grant from People’s United Community Foundation

15 December 2020

People's United Community Foundation logoPartnership for Strong Communities recently received a grant from People’s United Community Foundation to support expanding access to housing opportunities in the state through the HOMEConnecticut Campaign.

HOMEConnecticut, staffed by the Partnership for Strong Communities, works to increase the state’s stock of affordable housing. HOMEConnecticut promotes the creation and preservation of affordable housing via outreach and engagement with municipalities, policymakers, and other partners and allies through research, analysis, and publication of housing data.

“People’s United Community Foundation has provided consistent support, partnership, and leadership around affordable housing issues is Connecticut.” said Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. “This funding will support the work of the HOMEConnecticut campaign as we continue to identify critical resources and actions to addressing the acute housing needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”

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.

People’s United Community Foundation was founded in 2007 and works to help improve the quality of life for residents in the neighborhoods served by People’s United Bank. The Foundation generously supports nonprofit organizations as they work that create affordable housing opportunities and the development and sustaining of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods.