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Our Mission

Partnership for Strong Communities leads advocacy, advances original research, and brings together the coalitions needed to drive systemic change toward our shared vision. We are dedicated to ensuring everyone in Connecticut has a safe, stable home that is affordable to them in an equitable community of their choice.

We believe that a strong community begins with a home for each of its members. A home is the foundation for strong neighborhoods, economic opportunity, healthy people, and educational success. To this end, the Partnership creates and promotes proven solutions for homelessness, supportive and affordable housing, and community development. We connect key state and federal policymakers, local officials, corporate leaders and non-for-profit organizations so that public and private resources can be wisely used to affect positive changes in policies that make our communities better places to live and work.

Since its founding in 1998, the Partnership has successfully advocated for more than $2.3 billion in public funding in Connecticut which has helped build homes and created programs to end chronic homelessness. We have engaged civic and elected leaders to imagine, plan and execute effective change and to create a new paradigm of thinking about housing.

The Partnership was founded with a grant from The Melville Charitable Trust. We are based in Hartford, Connecticut at the Lyceum, a center dedicated to the promotion of innovative solutions to housing policy.