Foundation Submits Testimony In Support of Proposals To Prevent and Address Housing Instability, Homelessness

On Tuesday, February 11, the Harford Foundation for Public Giving submitted testimony to the legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Subcommittee on Conservation and Development in support of proposals to protect vital resources that prevent and address housing instability and homelessness, and stabilize funding for the Coordinated Access Networks. The Hartford Foundation’s new strategic framework includes a focus on efforts to ensure that all Greater Hartford residents have access to quality, affordable housing in high opportunity neighborhoods. Significant portions of our past and current investments have focused on preventing and reducing homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. On an annual basis, the Foundation provides approximately $1 million to local nonprofit organizations to provide access to emergency shelter, housing subsidies, case management, eviction prevention/landlord negotiation, employment services, and housing services to residents’ at-risk or experiencing homelessness.