CT housing advocates say they’re tired of waiting for change

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing advocates have a message for state lawmakers: They are tired of waiting for change while thousands of Connecticut residents face housing costs they can’t afford and the prospect of losing their homes.

In a pair of press conferences at the state Capitol on Thursday, tenant union supporters and housing advocates gathered to tell lawmakers that they want to see change, and they want to see it soon. The groups have advocated for reforms to state eviction law, more funding for the state’s homelessness response system, more rental assistance, funding to increase housing development or infrastructure for housing development.

As this year’s legislative session draws closer to its end, it’s likely that many of the hundreds of bills still waiting for votes will die. State lawmakers have said they won’t propose a full budget adjustment package this session, meaning they’re mostly working with leftover COVID relief money, substantially less than past fiscal session proposals.


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