The Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance (“SECHA”) advocacy for the creation of affordable housing is critical to our region. Our housing advocacy services are essential in that our organization educates both the private and public sectors. The distribution of factual and timely housing data ultimately makes affordable housing more accessible by dispelling myths and removing barriers.
Access to affordable housing promotes a wide array of positive outcomes: promoting better health for most people particularly children, enhancing opportunities for better education, and strengthening families by allowing seniors and those struggling to remain near family members the ability to live closer to their support systems and healthcare providers. It allows young children to reside in a safe clean environment in conditions suitable for studying and focusing on their education while it also allows young adults the option to live in the towns where they were born. It allows young adults the opportunity to reside in our region to attend some of the finest educational institutions in the country, thus it spurs economic development with an educated workforce. Our advocacy services demonstrate collaborative initiatives with state agencies, major employers, municipal Chief Elected Officials, community leaders, lenders, real estate developers, planners, and others.
Connecticut continues to struggle with a serious shortage of affordable housing. What was already one of the most significant challenges facing low and moderate-income families in our State has become a crisis, expanding to encompass many middle class families who have never before experienced problems paying for housing. Today, individuals and families who are several pay checks away from becoming homeless or in jeopardy of foreclosure has unfortunately become more common than most people want to believe. Forced unemployment and underemployment have created a potential downward spiral for some families; however, having secure affordable housing appears to be a stabilizing factor in most people’s lives. The outreach intended by SECHA will provide education and technical assistance to developers interested in creating housing, to municipalities interested in expanding their housing inventory, and to those who may require housing information for themselves, their employees, their families, etc. Additionally, SECHA will proactively collaborate with organizations to distribute this valuable housing information regarding financing mechanisms, zoning incentives, sustainable development, and more.
With your sponsorship and generosity, the Southeastern CT Housing Alliance will be able to continue its work. By simply sponsoring our Housing Alliance, you will be eligible to receive updates on housing data and trends via our newsletter, receive invitations to attend housing related workshops, receive invitations and notices regarding regional forums, and have your name listed on our “sponsor” page on our website. Agency and Corporate Sponsors will have the opportunity to have their organizations logo advertised on the SECHA web site, as our public thank you for your charitable donation.
There are several easy ways to become a sponsor: 1) fill out the form below as your pledge to sponsor SECHA and an email will be sent to us and we will contact you to arrange payment; or 2) click the link below to open our flyer and form which can be filled out electronically, printed, and mailed to our office with your check; or 3) simply call our Director at 860-204-9050 or 203-536-9856 and we will be glad to assist you.
This form immediately below is a writable PDF which may be printed and mailed to our office with your check:
The form below is a direct email with your pledge to SECHA. After submitting the form below, you will be contacted by our office:
Sponsorship Campaign Form