Lack of affordable housing causing longer shelter stays for homeless, CT advocates say

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

In the nearly eight months Christiana Anderson has been staying at a New London shelter, there were a few times she thought she’d found an apartment for herself and her teenage son.

But each time, the option fell through.

Anderson lost her housing in January,...

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Smaller towns are not helping solve CT’s housing crisis

Dan Smolnik | CT Mirror

The acuity of the state’s housing shortage bears repetition. We need 89,000 affordable homes immediately.

The inventory of active real estate listings has declined 79% –from 18,610 in June of 2018 to 10,228 in 2020, to 3,932 in 2023 while the state’s population has increased...

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New Jersey report highlights impacts of bill proposed in CT

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

A new report from a New Jersey agency outlines how a state policy that requires towns to provide their “fair share” of the regional need for affordable housing has worked to double the rate of affordable housing production, ramp up the number of multi-family dwellings...

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Hugh Bailey: It’s not the funding; it’s the zoning

Hugh Bailey | CT Post

The housing crisis may be the most significant issue facing Connecticut, but it’s hardly unique to this state. It’s a problem throughout the Northeast and around the country — even in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, recently gave...

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Housing Call: Upzone Cities & Suburbs

Laura Glesby | New Haven Independent

Should Connecticut prioritize constructing affordable housing in economic hubs like New Haven, or exclusive towns like New Haven’s surrounding suburbs?

Two housing construction advocates offered different answers to that question at a panel organized by the Housing Authority of New Haven/Elm City Communities on...

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CT zoning reform bills an attempt to address housing crisis

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Lawmakers have moved several zoning reform measures through the committee process this session, a major part of Democrats’ push to address the housing crisis in Connecticut.

The Planning and Development Committee finished its last scheduled meeting of the legislative session Friday and passed House Bill...

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Fair Share, Adding 8-30g Units, Senior Tax Abatements: Up Late with the Housing Committee

Cate Hewitt | CT Examiner

The controversial Fair Share bill – affordable housing legislation that was killed in committee in 2021 – was back on the table at Tuesday’s Housing Committee public hearing along with a number of other bills up for discussion.

“There’s a consensus that we are in...

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Zoning for affordability: Housing advocates say public support is there

Elizabeth Regan | The Day

Advocates for a bill that would spread the need for affordable housing across the state instead of allowing it to concentrate in cities, pointed to recent poll results as evidence that Connecticut residents are ready for “transformative change.”

The survey of 2,562 registered voters by...

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Poll Finds Broad Support for Equitable Housing & Zoning Reforms

February 10, 2023 - Today, Growing Together CT, a consortium of organizations coordinated by Open Communities Alliance (OCA) and led by a steering committee composed of...

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