As we slip into the dog days of August, momentarily distracted from the pandemic by the outsized devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Isaias, many Connecticut families nervously worry and wait for the next impending disaster. People are worried about losing their home – a lot of people. Without a significant investment in housing assistance and […]
Lamont is right – affordable housing is key to economic development
Connecticut’s lack of affordable rental options is eating into paychecks and local economies alike. State policy can make a difference in bringing down housing costs for working-class Connecticut residents – and Governor Ned Lamont has done the right thing by investing in housing for all levels of income.
The facts about state’s affordable housing statute
As the legislature considers whether to override Gov. Malloy’s veto of changes to the state’s affordable housing law, it should be aware of the facts about the law and what it accomplishes.
A better way to keep young professionals here
We commend policymakers who are seeking to keep young, talented, well-educated professionals in Connecticut by giving them a tax credit if they stay. But there is a less expensive, more effective way to accomplish that goal: lower the cost of housing.