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Exciting staff attorney position open at OCA! Rolling application process closes May 29th.



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

Stop Talking About Inequality and Do Something About It This virus is poised to rip through black neighborhoods like mine. By Jeremiah Bey Ellison, The New York Times, April 15, 2020. Available Here. 

Connecticut’s big city mayors call for help for renters out of work during pandemic By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Gregory Hladky, CT Mirror, April 8, 2020. Available Here. 

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