A CT law called 8-30g designed to encourage affordable housing development has emerged as a key issue in state and local elections. Why?
Stories about buying and renting a home in Connecticut: Zoning laws, evictions, affordable housing and housing discrimination.
CT rent assistance program receives another $11 million in funding
Connecticut’s rental aid program, UniteCT, has received an additional $11 million from the federal government for tenants in need.
CT homeless population rises for first time in years
Experts attributed the rise to Connecticut’s lack of affordable, vacant housing units and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study: Room to improve in Fairfield County affordable housing plans
Some towns in southwestern CT have strong plans for improving affordable housing, but others have room for improvement, a new study found.
Bob Stefanowski calls for repeal of 8-30g, CT’s affordable housing law
The Republican candidate for governor argued the law “simply hasn’t worked” and said the state should work with towns on affordable housing.
Fighting back: How some CT tenants are organizing to improve their housing
At least five tenants unions have formed in Connecticut to help renters address issues like maintenance problems, rent raises and evictions.
Lawsuit claims Woodbridge zoning policy violates housing laws
Attorneys and housing advocates have sued Woodbridge, alleging the town’s zoning policies violate Connecticut’s Fair Housing Act.
CT towns got $1.5 billion from feds. They’ve budgeted roughly 1% for housing
The failure to spend federal stimulus funds on housing is a missed opportunity to make CT a more affordable place to live, advocates say.
‘Kids Count’ report: CT ranks 7th in the nation for childhood well-being
Annual ‘Kids Count’ report shows CT improved its ranking in childhood well-being but can gain in housing and economic security.
Lower CT River Valley housing plan includes three overarching goals
The goals include studying transit-oriented development, setting up a housing toolkit and establishing a housing commission.
Lamont and Webster Bank announce program for first-time home buyers
The “Time to Own” program is funded with $20 million that was allocated for home buyer assistance by the State Bond Commission in December.
A lack of appetite for zoning reform has advocates, legislators regrouping
Less than half of CT towns submitted affordable housing plans by the June 1 deadline despite five years of advance notice.
CT state budget designates $5 million for eviction prevention programs
The rent bank program will now provide up to $3,500, up from $1,200, over an 18-month period to families facing eviction.
CT launches homeowner assistance program, part of pandemic aid
The program is another in a series of measures designed to help CT residents recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s where five of CT’s major housing bills stand this session
The bills aimed to address affordability amid rising housing costs, but as the legislature nears adjournment, their fate is uncertain.