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With thousands of residents pouring into the streets this month to protest racism, some saw an opportunity to tackle segregation.
Housing authorities say they’re helping the poor find good homes. But Section 8 voucher holders say the process is “hell.”
In one of the most segregated states in the nation, the governor and legislators are calling for new measures to entice towns to build more affordable housing.
We created a guide to the Section 8 program. You’ll learn how to apply, how to qualify for a voucher and what it’s like to live in Section 8 housing.
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government's hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
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On June 29, amidst pandemic-induced unemployment and economic uncertainty, the Gov. Ned Lamont's administration released a sweeping $33 million assistance program for renters, homeowners, and local landlords. Connecticut has been lauded as a national leader in the housing policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the state, none of us could have ever imagined how the 2019-20 school year would end: graduations cancelled, sports seasons prematurely ended, and milestones our students and children strived to achieve for years did not receive the recognition they should have because of the abrupt closure of schools.
I read Paula Matzke’s commentary, “Connecticut’s plan for reopening schools is a disaster in the making,” and was deeply disturbed by her lack of insight. As a mom of three, ages 6 years, 3 years, and 4 months, I have been at the front of the distance learning adventure since our district closed on March 13. I would like to enlighten Matzke as to some of the real life challenges distance learning presents for the youngest learners, kindergarteners.
Connecticut passed a significant criminal justice milestone this week: The total number of persons incarcerated, in both prison and jails, has dropped by 50% compared to the all-time peak of 19,894 on February 1, 2008.
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