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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! 


 

What is opportunity?

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

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In The News

In Hartford, federal lawmakers pledge to hold HUD accountable for concentrating poverty in city neighborhoods, slum housing projects By Rebecca Lurye, CT Mirror, January 17, 2020.  Available here. 

How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica, January 9, 2020.  Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home. Available...

Worth Reading

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation How America's Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, and Abril Castro, Center for American Progress, August 7, 2019. Available Here. 

America’s dual housing crisis and what Democrats plan to do about it, explained A crisis of low incomes and a parallel crisis of tight supply. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, July 30, 2019. Available Here. 

  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040