The high cost of housing not only dampens our ability to increase our tax base by growing our state’s population, it also severely strains existing low- and moderate-income households. Creating more housing and making housing more affordable is the most powerful way to grow our economy.
When Gov. Ned Lamont gave his last televised COVID-19 briefing, he cautioned against declaring victory over the pandemic prematurely – analogous to George W. Bush’s infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech, delivered before the majority of the Second Iraq War’s casualties had occurred. Now, just a few weeks later, Connecticut finds itself at a similar crossroads when it comes to housing.