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‘Fair Share’ affordable-housing bill, gets support, opposition in CT committee

Ken Dixon | CT Insider

Advocates for expanded affordable housing opportunities on Thursday supported legislation that would assess state needs, create plans for every town and city, and provide performance data.

During a public hearing on a bill before the General Assembly’s Housing Committee, favorable testimony was led by Cheryl...

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Hugh Bailey: Businesses that won’t support pro-business reforms

CT Post

Critics are nothing if not consistent.

Depending on what I write about, there are a few responses to this column I’m guaranteed to receive. If I write about crime, I’ll hear from people (always suburbanites) who are convinced they are in imminent danger of being murdered at any...

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'Growing Together CT' Aims at State's Affordable Housing Crisis

Emily Scott | Public Service News | Feb. 23, 2022

A new alliance has formed to address Connecticut's affordable housing crisis, with a focus on its urban centers.

"Growing Together Connecticut" is a multi-year effort to pass housing laws and reforms that confront discriminatory policies, like redlining, that have led...

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Connecticut’s lagging residential construction hurts affordable housing supply, experts say

CT Insider | Ginny Monk

Shaurice Bacon feels stuck in her housing, an apartment with not-quite-enough space for her family.

She’s lived in public housing in Bridgeport for two decades. She’s looked for other low-cost apartments, applied to housing choice voucher programs and explored rent-to-own options. She’s widened her search...

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Connecticut advocates organize group to establish affordable housing across the state

WSHU | By Brooke Sleavensky

A new coalition in Connecticut is advocating for affordable housing in the state.

Known as Growing Together Connecticut, they want the state General Assembly to work with them this legislative session to help them to reform zoning laws that would help create more than 300,000...

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Growing Together CT Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

CONTACT: Roy Occhiogrosso
(cell) 860-490-1361

GROWING TOGETHER CT, NEW HOUSING JUSTICE & EQUITABLE REINVESTMENT MOVEMENT, LAUNCHES EFFORT FOR FAIR SHARE HOUSING REFORM AND URBAN REVITALIZATION

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New coalition renews push for more affordable housing in CT

CT Insider

About 20 organizations have joined a coalition to support a new, multi-year initiative designed to support more affordable housing and reduce segregation in Connecticut.

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Fair Share Housing the right thing, the smart thing

Erin Boggs, CT Post, Mar. 12, 2021

Connecticut is facing a series of crises. We are at the bottom of the barrel in terms of segregation, income inequality, housing affordability, infrastructure and economic mobility — and in the bottom half of states for fiscal stability. Over 208,000 families in Connecticut...

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