Vice President, Housing and Community Services
Christopher McCluskey serves as a Vice President Housing & Community Services for the Community Renewal Team (CRT) in Hartford CT, overseeing all of CRT’s Supportive Housing and Shelter programs; Veterans Services, Community Services, Financial Literacy & Asset Development programs; as well as Youth Services, and Employment & Training programs. His commitment to CRT and the community has been demonstrated throughout his 23 years with the agency.
Chris began his career as a direct line staff & Program Manager for an Alternative to Incarceration Center and has subsequently held several senior management positions. He has developed and managed programs for court-involved youth, residential services for women & children and a mentoring program for as risk youth. He served as Director of Forensic Services & Veterans Affairs before his promotion to Vice President. He has designed some of CRT’s most innovative programs, including the nationally award winning Council of State Governments Byrne Project for chronically homeless ex-offenders. Chris has supported several agency initiatives; including the implementation of agency wide case management standards, quality assurance systems, and the development of many Veterans-related programs and services. He has served on several executive advisory boards and was a recipient of the Partnership for Strong Communities Leadership Award for his contributions in ending Veterans homelessness in the state. He currently serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Statewide Homeless Veteran Taskforce.