The early budget proposals show $600 million in bonding for housing as well as other investments in affordable housing.
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.
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.
Towns in CT’s richest area could pay to meet affordable housing goals
Western Council of Government officials say the plan looks at ways to increase affordable housing outside of only focusing on zoning.
Thousands of CT children go without enough to eat, report shows
A new report looks at statewide financial instability for families with children in Connecticut, which experts say has gotten worse.
New study examines barriers to multifamily housing in CT towns
The study examines zoning and land use policy and says the 12 towns have significant impediments to developing affordable housing.
CT closes more than 20,000 unfinished rent assistance applications
Connecticut pulled UniteCT applications that weren’t completed by March 31. The numbers highlight the need for more help.
No-cause evictions in CT more than doubled during the pandemic
A bill would ban evictions without cause in many settings and would extend requirements that rent increases be fair and equitable.
CT eviction filings on track to reach highest number in years
After the state stopped accepting new applications for rental assistance, eviction filings in Connecticut have risen.
CT bill aims to improve affordable housing options near transit stations
The bill supports transit-oriented development in Connecticut. Opponents say it won’t work for every town.
Advocates: ‘Fair Share’ law would increase affordable housing in CT
The bill would split the responsibility of planning and zoning for more affordable housing among Connecticut’s towns.
Advocates: Bill to study affordable housing law is a veiled attack
CT legislators heard public comments on a bill that proposes a study into a key affordable housing law, a move that worries some advocates.