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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.
Connecticut’s approach to affordable housing creates pockets of poverty, locking low-income people out of opportunities that are just around the corner.
Westport is the second Connecticut town this year to pressure one of the state’s leading law firms to abandon its affordable housing work — or risk losing the local school system as a client.
Despite the enormous scientific advances in our understanding of the adverse impact of lead on children’s healthy development, lead poisoning remains a serious health concern for parents and children in poor urban centers such as Hartford. Exposure to even low levels of lead causes long-term intellectual deficits, academic failure, and adverse social and economic consequences, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty among affected children and their families.
Middle-class retirees, Baby Boomers, older Americans – whatever you want to call them – seem to be the forgotten cohort among advocates and policymakers clamoring for state tax relief for select groups.
We need to talk about how Connecticut politicians squander our hard-earned tax dollars on welfare. Yes welfare – but not the way you normally think of it. I’m talking about welfare for the well-connected!
On an unseasonably warm Sunday, on January 12, I managed to find a room even more full of hot air than anywhere else. That room was the site of the town hall meeting with Gov. Ned Lamont, hosted by Sen. Will Haskell and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, at which tales of tolls were spun like records at a David Solomon club party. A full recap of the town hall’s ridiculousness would be beyond the scope of an op-ed, but some highlights are certainly in order.
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