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Affordable Housing, Community Development, Reports and Publications
May 17, 2011
A new report released last week by the Brookings Institution presents a dire picture of the significant transportation challenges facing low-income workers and job applicants but also raises the...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Reports and Publications
May 17, 2011
While news stories in the last week saw experts trying to explain an increase in vacant Connecticut housing units and new Census data showing that Connecticut produced anywhere from 102,000 to 72,...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News, Homelessness
May 17, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives took another step toward extracting deep funding cuts from domestic discretionary programs when the House Appropriations Committee released its draft 302b...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Reports and Publications
May 03, 2011
Connecticut rental costs are up 55% statewide since 2000 and the housing wage – what a renter must earn per hour to afford a typical 2BR apartment - is up to $23.37 statewide or $48,600 a...
Community Development, Homelessness, Supportive Housing
May 01, 2011
Discussing the importance of involving the business community in local efforts to end homelessness, Geraldine McCafferty, Springfield's Director of Housing, noted that "business leaders...
Affordable Housing, Community Development
April 26, 2011
Speaking about the need to align housing, transportation and environmental policy in order to be competitive in the global environment, noted developer Jonathan Rose addressed a full room at the...
Affordable Housing, Community Development, Federal News, Homelessness, Reports and Publications, Supportive Housing
April 06, 2011
A strong delegation from Connecticut attended the annual National Low Income Housing Coalition conference and lobby day March 27-30, 2011. Conference attendance was strong, and vigorous...
Affordable Housing, Community Development
March 31, 2011
On Thursday, March 31, noted Harvard economist Edward Glaeser told more than 160 attendees at the Lyceum in Hartford that density in cities and other locations can bring together smart, creative...
Affordable Housing, Community Development
February 01, 2011
In the kickoff to the 2011IForum Series, Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone warned more than 125 attendees in a packed Lyceum that Connecticut’s economy will sink unless it...
 

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