Grants Pass v. Johnson and the criminalization of homelessness

By: Danielle Hubley, Advocacy and Education Manager, Partnership for Strong Communities On April 22nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, which will determine whether a local government can arrest or fine people for sleeping outside when adequate shelter is not available.   As the cost […]

Housing Justice Series Kick-Off

The College Voice | Carine Debendittis On Feb. 5th, the Connecticut College community welcomed Sean Ghio ‘93 to speak on the fundamentals of housing justice. The “What is Housing Justice?” event kicked off the College’s Housing Justice Series presented by the Center for Housing Equity and Opportunity of Eastern Connecticut (CHEO) and the Holleran Center […]

CT bill would offer distressed municipality funds to towns that build near public transit

CTMIRROR | Ginny Monk A proposal before the Planning and Development Committee to encourage more development near public transit hubs shows what some lawmakers and town officials mean when they say they want incentive-based approaches to zoning. Much of the discussion around zoning reform in Connecticut has centered around whether to take a “carrot” approach, […]

Groups Push for Housing to be Built Near Mass Transit in Connecticut

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) Housing and environmental activists stood together at an event Thursday morning at the state capitol complex in Hartford, pushing lawmakers to pass legislation to help cities and towns build housing near mass transit. Click the image below for the full story.

Low-Income Residents in CT and Beyond Spend Years on Housing Voucher Waitlists

CT Public | By Abigail Brone Low-income residents across Connecticut, and other Northeastern states, spend years waiting for a housing voucher, officials say. In Connecticut, the voucher waitlist has opened just twice in the last 17 years for new applicants, according to Steve DiLella, individual and family support programs director with Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH). […]

Thousands of CT Residents Wait Years for Housing Vouchers, Officials Say

CT Mirror | by Ginny Monk The need for housing assistance has rapidly outpaced voucher supply in the northeast, leaving tens of thousands of people on waitlists that often only open every few years, representatives from three states said Thursday. Housing officials from Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts spoke at a housing forum in Hartford […]