Safe and affordable housing is out of reach for thousands of households in CT, driving many low income wage earners and traditionally vulnerable and marginalized residents into homelessness and a generational cycle of poverty and housing instability.


Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50% of renter households were identified as cost-burdened, paying up to 50% or more of income on rent. As in many other geographies adjacent to metro New York, CT has seen a startling increase in both rents and the price of homes that is pushing essential workers and low-moderate income residents out of the region entirely. Our 2021 statewide housing study quantifies the affordable housing gap in the region at 86,000, meaning there are 86,000 more low-income households than low-income housing units.


We partner with nearly four hundred organizations working to prevent homelessness and address housing affordability.


In the last year, we have housed nearly two thousand people and diverted over five thousand additional people from homelessness.


Our research shows that Connecticut needs an additional 86,068 homes that are affordable to meet current demand.

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Increased investment in solutions to end homelessness and increase affordable housing in the last ten years.

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