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DECD Releases 2012 Appeals List, 32 Towns Exempt

CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has released the 2012 Affordable Housing Appeals List, which  shows the percentage of affordable housing units in each Connecticut town as a percentage of their overall housing units.

The number of towns that have 10% or more of their housing stock designated as affordable increased from 30 in 2011 to 32 in 2012. According to the 2012 Appeals List, 10.85% of the state’s housing stock is affordable, with 161,379 of its 1,487,891 housing units counted as affordable, up from 159,520 affordable units in 2011.

Towns that have less than 10% of their housing units listed as affordable are on a list of non-exempt municipalities, which allows a developer who has had his plan for an affordable housing development rejected to appeal to the superior court, shifting the burden of proof to the town.

The two towns that have been added to the 2012 appeals list are Brooklyn and Stafford. In Brooklyn the total housing units stayed the same from 2011 to 2012 but the number of affordable units increased from 305 2011 to 324 in 2012. The total housing units also stayed the same in Stafford but the number of affordable units in the town almost doubled from 330 in 2011 to 629 in 2012.

Click here to view the 2012 Appeals List. 


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