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Eviction reform debate evokes deeper questions

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Exchanges between legislators and members of the public Tuesday on the issue of housing revealed a range of broad questions Connecticut lawmakers will grapple with this session — and the underlying debate about whether to prioritize housing as a necessity or as a business opportunity.

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Sewer infrastructure bill would incentivize affordable housing for impoverished CT communities

Abigail Brone | Connecticut Public Radio

State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would improve sewer systems in Connecticut communities where the poverty rate is less than 20%.

The bill would also incentivize affordable housing construction, which is often hindered by a lack of sewer infrastructure able to handle new...

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Thousands of CT residents wait years for housing vouchers, officials say

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

The need for housing assistance has rapidly outpaced voucher supply in the northeast, leaving tens of thousands of people on waitlists that often only open every few years, representatives from three states said Thursday.

Housing officials from Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts spoke at a...

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CT’s racial and economic segregation among worst in the country, report finds

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CT Insider

Connecticut is one of the most racially and economically segregated places in the country and both forms of division are increasing in at least some areas of the state, according to a new state-funded study.

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Connecticut: Support just cause eviction protection expansion in 2024

Hannah Srajer and Luke Melonakos-Harrison | CT Mirror

This year, Connecticut has an opportunity to expand its existing Just Cause Eviction Protection law to include all people who rent their home — no matter their age, disability status, Zip code, income, or the size of their apartment building.

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Housing, child care rank among CT residents’ top priorities for legislators. We’re ‘struggling.’

Alison Cross | Hartford Courant

Black and Latino residents are concerned about health care, tipped wages, traffic enforcement, cash advance apps, community college funding and psilocybin decriminalization, among other things, and they want their legislators to take action.

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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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