The tenants group has elected officers and adopted a constitution, opening them up to hold more organized power at the state legislature.
The early budget proposals show $600 million in bonding for housing as well as other investments in affordable housing.
The goals include studying transit-oriented development, setting up a housing toolkit and establishing a housing commission.
Less than half of CT towns submitted affordable housing plans by the June 1 deadline despite five years of advance notice.
The rent bank program will now provide up to $3,500, up from $1,200, over an 18-month period to families facing eviction.
The program is another in a series of measures designed to help CT residents recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bills aimed to address affordability amid rising housing costs, but as the legislature nears adjournment, their fate is uncertain.
Western Council of Government officials say the plan looks at ways to increase affordable housing outside of only focusing on zoning.
A new report looks at statewide financial instability for families with children in Connecticut, which experts say has gotten worse.
The study examines zoning and land use policy and says the 12 towns have significant impediments to developing affordable housing.
Connecticut pulled UniteCT applications that weren’t completed by March 31. The numbers highlight the need for more help.
A bill would ban evictions without cause in many settings and would extend requirements that rent increases be fair and equitable.
After the state stopped accepting new applications for rental assistance, eviction filings in Connecticut have risen.
The bill supports transit-oriented development in Connecticut. Opponents say it won’t work for every town.
The bill would split the responsibility of planning and zoning for more affordable housing among Connecticut’s towns.