We are

Here for Housing

Justice

Our guiding principle is housing is a human right. An affordable home is the platform for strong, thriving communities. Having an affordable home enhances quality of life for Connecticut residents, offering us a stable and secure environments that supports our individual, family, and community wellbeing.

We shape solutions to housing issues in Connecticut. We work to impact change with and in support of individuals and families acrossĀ Connecticut’s Housing Stability Continuum. As a result of our work, fewer people should experience being unhoused or unstably housed, or living in temporary, unaffordable, or unsafe housing conditions.

We are here for housing.

MISSION

Partnership for Strong Communities promotes equitable change in Connecticut housing policy by coordinating advocacy, advancing research, and uniting diverse partners.

VISION

Everyone in Connecticut has a safe, stable home, that is affordable to them, in an equitable community of their choice.

Our Priorities

HOUSING
AFFORDABILITY

Assist People to Afford Their Homes

HOUSING
CREATION

Invest in the Creation and Preservation of More Affordable Homes

HOUSING
CHOICE

Ensure People Can Choose Where and How They Live

HOUSING
STABILITY

Support People to Have Quality, Safe, Stable Homes

What does Affordable Mean?

An affordable home is one where the resident uses no more than 30 percent of their income to pay for their housing costs and still meet their other expenses. Residents who live in a home that is affordable have funds to meet their essential needs such as food, health care, education and other living needs. Affordable homes mean that residents also have the ability to purchase goods and services in their communities, creating and supporting community economic stability.

Unaffordable Housing Hurts Us

Inability to pay the rent or mortgage often leads to eviction, foreclosure, and even the experience of homelessness. Loss or disruption in housing can also mean disruption in a family’s ability to go to work and children’s ability to be prepared for school. Those who can’t afford their housing can be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard homes. Residents lack privacy, a place to do homework, an adequate place to sleep, and more. Unsafe homes expose children and families to lead paint, mold and other allergens, and are often located in under-resourced and unsafe neighborhoods.
Housing is Justice
Connecticut’s housing landscape mirrors the historical inequalities and racism ingrained in America’s housing system. Housing policies have restricted certain families from renting or owning homes in thriving neighborhoods, denying them access to quality education, healthcare, and the ability to pass on generational wealth. Thousands of Connecticut families are confined to unstable and often unsafe housing situations and neighborhoods, with limited pathways to economic advancement and stability. We believe that a reimagined housing system can mitigate these injustices and build a more just and equitable future.