A four-part series presented by University of Hartford, Leadership Greater Hartford, and The Connecticut Mirror
The Two Connecticuts: Conversations about Race and Place
Session Two: Housing
In Connecticut, exclusionary zoning is a major element of systemic racism. Many suburban towns perpetuate the Two Connecticuts by zoning out affordable housing. This year has seen a major pushback against exclusionary zoning in the General Assembly and the courts. This session looks at the battle for affordable housing in the suburbs and for improved housing in cities.
- Sara Bronin, founder/lead organizer of Desegregate CT and Cornell University professor
- Karen DuBois-Walton, President of New Haven’s Elm City Communities/Housing Authority
- Jim Perras, CEO of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut
The panel will be moderated by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, investigative reporter with Connecticut Public’s Accountability Project and former CT Mirror reporter.