Policy and Advocacy

Partnership for Strong Communities engages in smart policy design and strategic civic and political advocacy to expand housing opportunity. We harness our collective power to reshape Connecticut’s housing landscape and develop strong, vibrant communities.

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Our vision is clear: ensuring everyone in Connecticut has a safe, stable, and affordable home in a community of their choice. During the 2024 legislative session, we are advocating for key policy changes that support housing affordability, creation, choice, and stability. Join us in reshaping the state’s housing landscape and building resilient, vibrant communities together.

POLICY fact sheets

HOUSING CHOICE

Require all municipalities to submit a quarterly report on housing applications and approvals or denials to the Office of Responsible Growth.

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HOUSING STABILITY

Expand existing just cause protections to all renters (except in owner-occupied 1-4 units) to ensure housing security, stability, and the wellbeing of our communities.

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LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY

The Partnership monitors and tracks housing related proposals throughout the legislative session. We provide testimony on priority legislation as well as information and resources for others to provide testimony. Please see below for a list of bills we have testified on with a linked copy of our testimony.

  • All
  • CGA Committee: Appropriations
  • CGA Committee: Finance Revenue Bonding
  • CGA Committee: Government Administration and Elections
  • CGA Committee: Housing
  • CGA Committee: Planning and Development
  • Committee: Public Safety and Security
  • Priority: Housing Affordability
  • Priority: Housing Choice
  • Priority: Housing Creation
  • Priority: Housing Stability
  • Year: 2024
All
  • All
  • CGA Committee: Appropriations
  • CGA Committee: Finance Revenue Bonding
  • CGA Committee: Government Administration and Elections
  • CGA Committee: Housing
  • CGA Committee: Planning and Development
  • Committee: Public Safety and Security
  • Priority: Housing Affordability
  • Priority: Housing Choice
  • Priority: Housing Creation
  • Priority: Housing Stability
  • Year: 2024

H.B. 5156: AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICES OF RENT INCREASES

Testimony before the Housing Committee- February 20, 2024
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H.B. 5154: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE SECURITY DEPOSIT GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Testimony before the Housing Committee- February 20, 2024
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H.B. 5152: AN ACT CONCERNING RENTERS IN COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES

Testimony before the Housing Committee- February 20, 2024
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S.B. 146: AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAMS

Testimony before the Housing Committee- February 20, 2024
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S.B. 145: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE HOMELESS RESPONSE SYSTEM

Testimony before the Housing Committee- February 20, 2024
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H.B. 5174: AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY SHELTER UNITS FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS LOCATED ON REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Testimony before the Planning and Development Committee- February 21, 2024
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Advocacy resources

The Partnership for Strong Communities provides useful resources and practical tips to help equip you with the tools you need to be a part of the affordable housing advocacy movement.

  • Contact your elected officials. Get the names and contact information for the people who represent you on the federal, state, and local levels visit our Take Action page.
  • Learn more about our policy priorities.
  • Questions or need help? Reach out to Danielle Hubley, Advocacy and Education Manager, with any questions or for support.