Growing Together CT

Why we came together

Connecticut lacks housing that allows families at all incomes to thrive, and too many communities are held back by disinvestment and a lack of equitable housing policies. Growing Together CT actively works to generate more housing choices everywhere and partners with under-resourced communities as they combat poverty and work toward equity. Together, these combined strategies will create a stronger, more environmentally sustainable, and equitable Connecticut.

How It Works

With rapid increases in rent and housing prices, Connecticut faces a housing crisis that is upending thousands of lives, creating family instability, holding children back from reaching their promise, and stunting the state’s economy.  The 2024 Growing Together CT policy agenda, plus additional proposals that will advance in 2025, will put us on the road to reversing Connecticut's housing crisis.

1. Address Homelessness

  • Invest $20 million to stabilize CT's homeless response system.

2. Just Cause Eviction

  • Ensure that rental housing is stable housing where eviction is possible only with a good reason.

3. Housing Growth Fund

  • Support municipalities helping to solve CT's housing challenges.

4. Leverage Housing Vouchers

  • Fund voucher programs and set voucher values to allow access to all parts of the state.

5. Sewer Infrastructure Planning & Investments

  • Make infrastructure investments in municipalities planning for affordability.




"I know from personal experience how hard it can be to reach your potential when structural obstacles are in your way. Our goal should be to make every part of Connecticut a place of opportunity where children and families can thrive."

By the Numbers


of Renters Cost-Burdened

50 percent of Connecticut’s 470,000 renter households are considered cost-burdened or severely cost-burdened, meaning they spend more than half their income on housing.



Connecticut home prices increased 36 percent between 2020 and 2022, from $250,000 to $340,000.


as Many Homes

In 2022, Connecticut only issued 48 percent as many housing permits as it did in 2005.


in the Nation

Connecticut ranked second-to-last in the nation in 2022 with 1.29 new homes built per 1,000 people.


New Affordable Homes

Our conservative estimate of the number of affordable housing units that Connecticut needs is based on the number of extremely low income, severely cost-burdened households



"A thriving community creates more opportunities for everyone. Better schools, more jobs, and wider horizons for the future. Together, we can empower families with more choices about where they live so every child in Connecticut can grow up in a healthy, thriving, and vibrant community."


Wide-ranging CT affordable housing bill sparks familiar arguments

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing Committee members heard familiar arguments Tuesday on a wide-ranging bill that aims to increase affordable housing supply in Connecticut. While opponents argued for local control and less density, advocates spoke about a need to alleviate the fallout from the affordable housing crisis.

Senate Bill...

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Opinion: Can CT move past a shameful history of segregation?

Constance L. Royster & Philip Tegeler | CT Mirror

The state deserves credit for the release of the Connecticut Housing & Segregation Study, which was made public in January. This deep dive into the state’s residential housing patterns reveals historic discrimination that has persisted to the present day and continues...

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After day-long debate, Housing Committee OKs tenant protections

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing Committee members passed additional tenant protections for Connecticut renters Thursday, despite opposition from Republicans who said the bills violate property rights and discriminate against landlords in a manner similar to discrimination based on race or gender.

During a meeting that spanned eight hours, members...

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