This is Connecticut's opinion page.

Get CT Viewpoints emails in your inbox daily.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Connecticut must reform its exclusionary zoning laws

Connecticut likes to think of itself as a progressive state that values equal opportunity for all. But the ugly reality is that Connecticut is one of the most unequal states in the country, with high levels of racial and socioeconomic segregation. While there are many causes behind this, a huge part of these inequities stems from exclusionary zoning laws: a hyperlocal land use regime designed to prevent new housing development, exclude newcomers, and create a scarcity of homes.