Daily Response & Advocacy Efforts

Most Recent Daily Update 3.27.20

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In response to Governor Lamont’s first request to take work home, we went to a completely remote operation on Friday, March 13, 2020. Our staff quickly began work advocating for the needs of our clients, and fighting for protections for all low and moderate-income tenants and homeowners across the state.

Immediately, we were concerned about the likely increase of housing discrimination, and concerned that the necessary information about tenant and homeowner protections was not reaching the advocates and constituencies who needed it most. In response, on Friday, March 13, 2020 the Center produced an online training for tenants about the increased likelihood of housing discrimination, because of the Covid-19 public health care crisis. Over the course of last week we translated this training into eight different languages. Our second response effort was to publish and distribute a daily update to summarize everything that happened the prior day, and to provide one single location for all housing related advocacy information. On Tuesday, March 16, 2020 we published our first Covid-19 Housing Update, and distributed it via email to approximately 150 partners. In a matter of hours we realized this was a daily need.

Now, the Center’s Covid-19 Daily Update is distributed to over 450 advocates, the entire Connecticut General Assembly, and Connecticut’s Congressional delegation. It is being viewed over 500 times a day on our website. The Center will continue to publish this daily update as long as this crisis continues to affect fair housing rights and the housing stability of our clients.

Covid-19 Daily Updates:

3.26.2020

3.25.2020

3.24.2020

3.23.2020

3.20.2020

3.19.2020

3.18.2020

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