Explore Healthy Housing Vouchers

Open Communities Alliance is working with a team of Connecticut partners and an advisory committee of national experts to initiate a pilot project designed to ensure that low-income families with children experiencing environmentally-triggered health challenges have housing choices in neighborhoods more likely to produce positive health outcomes.

Selected families with tenant-based subsidies will be connected to a set of resources designed to ensure they are fully informed about their housing options and can make moves to healthier neighborhoods at no cost. Intensive “mobility counseling” will provide families with full information about the importance of environmental conditions on children’s health, education, and more, as well as identify potential rental units, and liaise with new communities. Program participants will also be provided with security deposit assistance and funds to cover moving expenses.

Read more about the project here.

Come join us to learn more about this project and provide your input.

Where: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Boulevard, 7th Floor, Hartford, CT (directions here)

When: May 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

Who: We will be joined, in person and via video conference, by several guests, including,

  • Dr. Craig Pollack of Johns Hopkins Medical Center who currently oversees a large scale NIH-funded study exploring the connection between housing and asthma.

  • Pete Cimbolic of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership, one of the nation's flagship mobility counseling programs.

  • Renita Dorsey, Counseling Director of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership.

  • Erin Boggs, Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance who will describe the pilot programs and facilitate a discussion of issues we should consider in its design.

Please RSVP below by Monday, May 21st.


May 23, 2018 at 10am - 12pm
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Blvd
7th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
United States
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Lisa Dabrowski · · 860-610-6040 x3512
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  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-210
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040