CT Housing Data Profiles
The Partnership for Strong Communities’s Housing Data Profiles are a free resource to help Connecticut residents, developers, legislators, municipal officials, and others make data-informed decisions. Profiles are available for every town in the state, as well as each county, and the state as a whole.
Housing Data Profiles offer data on an array of housing metrics across Connecticut, providing users with information on housing stock, income, race, age distribution of residents, housing characteristics (age of housing stock, number of single-family or multifamily homes, number of bedrooms in homes), housing costs and affordability, housing production and affordable units.
Research Associates Program
The Research Associate Program engages Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) freelance writers and researchers to produce policy and research materials on affordable housing, community development, and housing insecurity in Connecticut. This opportunity offers the benefit of both competitive compensation ($25/hour) and opportunities to publish and present independent research.
What Types Of Content Do Research Associates Produce?
Research Associates (RAs) produce original research and writing that furthers the Partnership’s mission to expand housing opportunity in Connecticut. Some examples of research content include:
- An original research brief on the availability of affordable housing near transit stations.
- A fact sheet with policy proposals for improving the health of public housing residents.
- A first-person essay on the writer’s personal experience with housing instability.
- A GIS map and accompanying analysis exploring the intersection between housing and public policy.
Examples of content from previous RAs is below.
Who Is Eligible To Apply?
Writers and researchers that identify as BIPOC and have an interest in public policy as it relates to affordable housing in Connecticut. Preference will be given to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, though early career researchers are also welcome to apply.
How Do I Apply?
Please email Alysha Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/7/24 with:
- A copy of your resume
- A short solo-authored writing sample
- Any ideas for original writing or research that you would be interested in exploring (one to two paragraphs).
- A short description of why you are interested in participating in the Research Associates Program (one to two paragraphs).
You will be contacted in early February once the application period has closed.