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Housing issues affect everyone in Connecticut, from those who are searching for a safe place to live, to those who may find it increasingly difficult to afford a place they already call home.WNPR is covering Connecticut's housing and homelessness issues in a series that examines how residents are handling the challenges they face. We look at the trends that matter most right now, and tell stories that help bring the issues to light.

Examining How Policies Influence The Cycle Of Homelessness

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What efforts are underway -- both locally and nationally -- to help improve individuals’ access to housing?

This hour, we listen back to a panel moderated by Lucy Nalpathanchil in Hartford recently for the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. We hear from policy and advocacy experts.

Later, we also learn about a "Net Zero" affordable housing proposal in the town of Norfolk.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

GUESTS:

  • David J. McGuire - Executive Director of ACLU of Connecticut
  • Chiraag Bains - the Director of Legal Strategies at Demos, a policy and advocacy organization that centers on race and communities of color
  • Ann Oliva - Senior Policy Advisor at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • Kate Briggs Johnson - President of the Foundation for Norfolk Living; she is also an architect and owner of Responsive Designs

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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