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The Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials welcomes you to our homepage!

 

CONN-NAHRO offers a forum for public housing professionals who are dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for all Connecticut citizens, particularly those with very low, low and moderate incomes. We provide relevant training opportunities, timely housing information, and a strong professional network of resources. Our membership represents a strong group of housing professionals, housing providers, and industry partners. (See our Sponsors below.)

Our member housing authorities have the responsibility of managing or administering housing for 150,000 families and individuals in over 62,000 housing units throughout the State of Connecticut. CONN-NAHRO is dedicated to providing increased advocacy for effective and efficient housing policy and legislation that supports public housing. CONN-NAHRO works with decision-makers at the local, state and federal levels to craft meaningful policy and legislation. Through the power and expertise of its members, CONN-NAHRO has played a key leadership role in shaping housing policies and programs in Connecticut that has preserved and protected this important affordable housing resource.

By joining CONN-NAHRO and our successful network of housing professionals and industry partners, you contribute to a unified voice for public housing in Connecticut. Membership renewals are being accepted online now (see link under The Latest News.)  

 

The Latest News

Commissioners Newsletter for July click HERE

SAVE THE DATE!  Our 20th Annual John J Kelly Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Chippannee Golf Club in Bristol!  Registration and Sponsorship information will be out shortly!

Connecticut rental housing is among nation’s least affordable - read the full article here....

Registration, reservations and sponsorships are open for the 20th Annual CONN NAHRO Convention taking place August 26-29 at Mohegan!

Register today as an ATTENDEE
Reserve your BOOTH
Become a SPONSOR

June General Membership Meeting
Traditions Golf Course
Thursday, June 28 |12:00 pm
Frank Flynn of Flynn Law Group
Recently the topic of marijuana has been in the front page of newspapers and some states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Recreational legalized use is also in the spotlight as well. The question arises what should property managers and housing authorities do when marijuana is found in apartments of federally subsidized properties? What effect do current state laws have on eviction cases and landlord responsibilities? Attorney Frank Flynn of Flynn Law Group will examine current federal policies and Connecticut state laws regarding marijuana use.
Register today!

2018 John J. Kelly Scholarship Application - Thanks to all who submitted!

Register today for the Annual Employee Training & Networking Day - May 11 at Holiday Hill
8:15am registration
Speaker: Steve Rief, Mohegan Sun Casino Security
Topic: Preparing yourself, your property and staff for an active shooter situation.
REGISTER HERE! 

Register today for the May General membership Meeting - May 24 at Traditions Golf Course in Wallingford 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Lunch is included!
Speaker: Judge Walter Spader
Topic: The basics of eviction - what you need to know

Click here for the January Commissioners newsletter!

Please click here for the January NERC/NAHRO Newsletter.

On February 24, 2017, the Department of Housing (DOH) announced the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) 11 funding round with applications due on June 5, 2016. Please find the Rating and Ranking for the CHAMP 11 funding round here.  This criteria will also be posted to the DOH website.  The CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking has been updated from prior CHAMP round versions to better reflect the housing needs across the State and the housing development goals of the State of Connecticut. 

 

The State is committed to creating and preserving affordable housing statewide.  The CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking continues to prioritize the creation of low and moderate units in mixed-income and mixed-use properties developed in conjunction with responsible growth guidelines.  DOH also realizes the critical role that investments in affordable housing have on the State’s overall economy.  To that end, the CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking continues to prioritize proposals that are ready to proceed and have leveraged non-State resources.  These priorities are demonstrated in a number of rating and ranking point categories, which include the completeness of construction documents, the commitment of funding sources, and the percentage of funds leveraged.

 

If you have any questions, contact Edward LaChance of DOH at 860.270.8099 or Edward.lachance@ct.gov.

 

WTNH recently aired a news story about Connecticut’s elderly/disabled housing that highlights the problems of the policy of mixing these two populations in one community—difficulties and risks for all involved including the elderly residents and their families, for the disabled residents who do not have adequate services, and to the housing authorities who are trying to sustain the affordable housing for future generations with few, if any, additional rental income resources or social service supports. This TV news investigation highlights the problems, the complexity, and the urgency of the situation. You can view Part 1 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 2 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 3 - Neglected Neighbors here, Part 4 - Neglected Neighbors here. CONN-NAHRO has been urging our legislature and policy makers to address this issue for many years. We hope that this series will help our legislators and the general public to understand why the need to address this issue is becoming an urgent one—for the safety of all residents that we serve in this type of housing. 

Meet Your Candidates for National NAHRO Office - Learn How to Participate in the 2017 Election

NAHRO's Nominating and Election Committee is responsible for overseeing the 2017 Election.  The Committee's New England Regional Council representatives are:  Anthony J. Vasiliou, Milford Redevelopment & Housing Partnership and Marcia Sullivan, East Greenwhich Housing Authority.  Click here, and it will take you to NAHRO's website where you can replay the Candidate's Forum at the Annual Convention in New Orleans.

We encourage you to view the 30 minute video to learn how you can participate in the upcoming NAHRO election.  Most importantly, you can see and listen to the candidates for President and Senior Vice President.  With the transition underway in Washington, the 2017 election of our new leaders is more important than ever.  We will need to make a decision of who will lead our organization into the future and face the increasing challenges of underfunding and over regulation impacting our agencies.

Become a member of CONN-NAHRO or renew your membership now to be sure you are receiving all of our invitations to trainings, events, convention and sponsorship opportunities. We also share communications including legislative updates, RFPs, and timely news.  Click here to become a new member or renew your annual membership today. 

CONN-NAHRO's next membership meeting is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Traditions in Wallingford, CT.  Look for your registration coming soon!

Here is the October 2017 Commissioners' Connection newsletter. 

Employment Opportunities can be found here.

See current RFP's & other opportunities here.

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CONN-NAHRO brings together state, local and national resources to creating safe, decent affordable and public housing.

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