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

What happens when the need for affordable housing in an increasingly expensive state clashes with environmental concerns heightened by the arrival of climate change? Local inland wetlands commission meetings get a lot more interesting. Under Connecticut law, towns must regulate development affecting inland wetlands and watercourses, which they do through...

The year 2035 seems to come up a lot lately in conversations about the state of the state. A dozen years pushes us far enough out that we can imagine anything we want and yet it’s soon enough that we need to actually plan for it now.  Visions of where...

Worth Reading

In the nearly eight months Christiana Anderson has been staying at a New London shelter, there were a few times she thought she’d found an apartment for herself and her teenage son. But each time, the option fell through. Anderson lost her housing in January, after her son had behavioral...

A law designed to build affordable housing in Montreal—and which an elected official predicted would lead to 600 new units a year—has led to zero units of affordable housing, according to the city’s data. The law required developers to either build housing or pay into a fund. Every developer chose...

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