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  • Advocacy and advisory voice on community development issues and policy
  • Clearinghouse for programs and events of professional interest
  • Training and support on government programs and regulations
  • Coordination of municipal functions with state and federal entities
  • Networking opportunities for housing and community development professionals
  • Acknowledgement of exemplary individuals, organizations and programs

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Connecticut Housing Coalition - Wethersfield, CT
Executive Director

CT Housing CoalitionThe Connecticut Housing Coalition is the state's leading membership organization for affordable housing. The Coalition, which has six staff members and an annual budget of $800,000, is comprised of more than 250 member organizations – including nonprofit housing developers, resident groups, housing services agencies, and diverse other housing advocates and practitioners. The Executive Director is hired by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director should be a highly talented and qualified person with substantial housing knowledge and management skills, who is a committed advocate for affordable housing in Connecticut.

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HUD - Hartford, CT
Office of Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
Community Planning and Development Representative

Please be advised: a Community Planning & Development Representative position is open within the Hartford Field Office. To apply and for a complete description and details of duties, qualifications, benefits, salary, etc, please visit:

Town of East Hartford, CTTown of East Hartford, CT
Assistant Grants Administrator

Prepares and assists in the development of grant applications. Administers and reviews compliance of approved grants.

Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Political Science, City or Urban Planning or Public Administration and two years of experience in the administration of a community development or grant program.

Annual salary is $48,134 plus benefits.

Completed applications must be mailed to:
  Town of East Hartford
  Human Resources Department,
  740 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
  (860) 291-7220

Posting will remain open until sufficient applications are received.
The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full job description and application forms can be found at

Norwalk Housing AuthorityNorwalk Housing Authority
CNI People Coordinator

DATE: September 2, 2014
SALARY: $52,000 to 58,000/yr, plus benefits
DEPARTMENT: Housing Operations
This position is Full Time, Exempt, Non-Union, Grant Funded 5 years
REPORTS TO: NHA Director of Housing Operations

The primary function of the CNI People Coordinator is to plan, direct and coordinate a set of supports and opportunities aimed at helping residents of Washington Village and the South Norwalk neighborhood to thrive. The priority outcomes of the People program include:

(1) Residents are well-informed about, have access to, and take full advantage of the support services and programs in and around Norwalk through a strengths-based and family-driven case management approach;
(2) Households are economically stable and self-sufficient;
(3) Children, youth and adults are physically and mentally healthy;
(4) Residents with Limited English Proficiency are fully supported with bi-lingual and bi-cultural services that address their specific needs and preferences;
(5) In coordination with the CNI Education Coordinator, children enter kindergarten ready to learn and children are proficient in key academic subjects and graduate from high school ready for trade school, college and/or career.

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CT Department of Housing Seeks:
Housing and Community Development Manager

CT Dpt of HousingThe State of Connecticut's Department of Housing (DOH) is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to manage the operations and performance of the Division of Individual and Family Support Programs unit which focuses on housing programs and policies to prevent and reduce homelessness.

This Housing and Community Development Manager will be responsible for supervising approximately 7 professional and 1 clerical staff implementing state and federal programs with approximately $150 million in funding, including for example, the Federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; the State Rental Assistance program; the Emergency Shelter program; the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention and the Security Deposit Guarantee programs; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS; Residences for Persons with HIV/AIDS; the Mobility Counseling program and the Transitional Living program. He/she will be responsible for interpreting and administering laws pertinent to the programs in this unit.

To access more information about the position and compensation, click on this link to the DOH notice.

For a complete description of duties for the Housing and Community Development Manager, follow this link to the Department of Administrative Services class specifications.

Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit the following documents by April 29, 2015:

  • An Application for Employment (CT-HR-12) (click here for application);
  • A cover letter (please highlight experience with housing and community development programs including your role in the projects); and
  • A resume (please include membership and activity in industry organizations).

Please send your application materials to:

Attn: Irena Baj-Wright
Dept. of Administrative Services/SmART
165 Capitol Avenue, 5 East
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-5391 (include job title in subject line)
Confidential Fax: (860) 622-2843 (preferred method of submission)

Posted 4/16/15

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Open Communities Alliance is hiring! Interested in rolling up your sleeves and working to address racial and ethnic inequality? Join us! Or, give us a hand by circulating this to your networks!

Policy Analyst Position
Location: Hartford, Conn.
Posted: 3/1/15

Open Communities Alliance, a new Connecticut-based civil rights non-profit, seeks a Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst will be responsible for assisting with the development of research and policy recommendations that promote access to thriving communities for groups that have traditionally been isolated from opportunity. The Policy Analyst will also be deeply engaged in outreach and education in urban and suburban areas about the benefits of such policies as OCA develops an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support its work.

Successful applicants will have the following characteristics:

  • Master's in economics, public policy, or related field or a legal degree.
  • Familiarity with opportunity equity, civil rights, and fair and affordable housing issues.
  • Comfort interacting with all kinds of people and communities.
  • The ability to speak compellingly about OCA issues.
  • Flexibility to participate in evening and weekend events 2-3 times a month.
  • Strong research skills.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Ability to work accurately under time pressure and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in Spanish is not required, but helpful.
  • A background in social media outreach and/or mapping and data analysis a plus.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including health insurance if full time. Full time, part-time, and flextime options are available.

Cover letter, resume and writing sample to be submitted to Erin Boggs via e-mail at Include POLICY ANALYST APPLICATION in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

Deadline: March 13, 2015


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