It's time to invest in housing access.

Increasing costs of rent across the region have made access to safe, affordable housing a challenge for many Greater Hartford residents. Over the past year, more than 80,000 calls have been received by Hartford’s 2-1-1 information and referral service from people searching for housing or housing assistance. Of these calls, 45% needed assistance with shelter placement. Likewise, the number of unhoused people in Connecticut rose last year for the first time in more than a decade. We recognize that communities of color face systemic inequities that pose a significant barrier to housing access. The need to invest in homelessness prevention is clear. This year, we'll hear from experts, explore solutions, and ultimately take action toward our goal of ensuring housing for all.

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2023 Timeline

Education Session: March 21, 2023 │5:30-8:00 PM

The Catalyst Endowment Fund hosted the first educational session of 2023 at the Mark Twain House & Museum. The event kicked off with a special presentation to celebrate the fund's 30th year of catalytic grantmaking; view the Catalyst Endowment Fund's 30th Anniversary Video below.

Attendees also heard from keynote speaker, Brandon McGee, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing, around the fund's 2023 topic of preventing homelessness.

Education Session: May 18, 2023 │5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us to learn more about our 2023 topic of preventing homelessness from community members with lived experience navigating the housing system.

Please register to join us.

Grantmaking Meeting: October 26, 2023 │Time TBD

The final meeting will be dedicated to the grantmaking process. This meeting is for Catalyst members only.