Ending Family Homelessness: A Look at Race, Equity, and Prevention Strategi...

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The Lyceum Resource & Conference Center

227 Lawrence Street

Hartford, CT 06106

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Ending Family Homelessness: A Look at Race, Equity, and Prevention Strategies

When: May 20th 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Networking takes place between 8:30AM and 9:00AM

Event begins at 9:00AM

Where: The Lyceum 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford CT 06106

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Panel moderator:

  • Amber Elliott, Community-Based Improvement Advisor, Built For Zero, Community Solutions

Speakers include

  • Catherine (Katie) Burton, Program Coordinator, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • Marybeth (Beth) Shinn, Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
  • Werner Oyandel, Senior Policy Analyst, Commission on Equity and Opportunity
  • Nancy A. Hronek, Staff Attorney, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Mirtha Santana, Vice President, Empowerment, RiseBoro Commuity Partnership
  • Liany Arroyo, Director of Department of Health and Human Servives, City of Hartford
  • Shanta Wiley, Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau

As the housing wage continues to rise in our state and the nation, many low-income families that are working to make ends meet are at risk of falling into homelessness. Many of these families are people of color seeking housing assistance through the homeless response system. Even if families do not become literally homeless, the lack of affordable housing has negative consequences for households and communities. To create an effective system, we need to strategically target interventions that prevent families from becoming homeless and address systemic housing inequities, practices, and their effect on communities of color. This IForum will explore the interconnection between racial equity and homelessness and emerging prevention strategies to address family homelessness.


Events are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome! A donation of any amount at registration or at the door will help to defray the costs of offering these public events.


Due to the popularity of these events, parking will be limited. Please consider carpooling or utilizing the public transportation system. CT Transit Buses 61, 63 and 69 all have stops close to the Lyceum. Also, CTfastrak's Sigourney Street Station is about a 15-minute walk to the Lyceum.

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