Embracing diversity to strengthen Connecticut.

Open Communities Alliance is a Connecticut-based civil rights organization that promotes access to opportunity for all people through education, organizing, advocacy, research, and partnerships. The Alliance works to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice.  Join us! 


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A chance for everyone to achieve his or her full potential.

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In The News

On a sunny spring afternoon in 2016, Richard Freedman went on a bike ride through New Canaan. The housing developer was fresh off a disappointment. He had applied to build housing for low-income people in Westport, but his plan had just been rejected. As he rode through the hillsides that...

A controversial bill that would make it easier to file lawsuits against towns if they didn’t support new affordable housing, has quietly died amid a Republican threat to filibuster the issue in a crucial legislative committee. The bill was a centerpiece of desegregation, zoning and economic development policy for advocates...

Worth Reading

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the racist real estate practices that ensured wealth accumulated along racial lines, even after housing discrimination became illegal.

Housing segregation by race and class is a fountainhead of inequality in America, yet for generations, politicians have been terrified to address the issue. That is why it is so significant that President Biden has proposed, as part of his American Jobs Act, a $5 billion race-to-the-top competitive grants program...

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