The program has $12.5 million in combined state and federal dollars to offer rent assistance to people facing evictions in CT.
The bill would change what housing is counted as ‘affordable,’ potentially exempting towns from the 8-30g affordable housing law.
Towns that agree to zone for more housing near transit stations would have access to money for infrastructure improvements under the plan.
By preventing evictions or helping tenants obtain additional time to find new housing, Connecticut likely saved between $5.8 and $6.3 million in 2022.
Comments from Democratic leadership and experts signaled that housing and zoning will be major issues of CT’s upcoming legislative session.
Can CT’s affordable housing shortage be resolved without what one critic has called the “sledgehammer” of 8-30g?
At least five tenants unions have formed in Connecticut to help renters address issues like maintenance problems, rent raises and evictions.
The failure to spend federal stimulus funds on housing is a missed opportunity to make CT a more affordable place to live, advocates say.
Evictions lead deep emotional wounds, including long-term mental health concerns, disrupted routines for kids and the loss of friends.
A CT family has been unhoused for months after they were evicted from their Bridgeport apartment. Their situation isn’t unique.
The group wants legislators to take up zoning reform, eviction protection and a new fund to reward towns for building affordable housing.
Loryann, 16, knows she has trouble adjusting. She was a bit behind her peers and struggles with anxiety. And then, her family was evicted.
The rise in evictions is having a huge impact on children’s health and education, disrupting life and families and leaving children to worry.
State funding to build housing for adults with intellectual disabilities began in 2017, but many units are only now becoming available.
The latest influx of money to Connecticut’s rental assistance program, UniteCT, will help prevent evictions at court mediations.