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Past and Future Housing: Connecticut's Missing Middle Live Stream

With 48% of renters and 27% of homeowners cost-burdened (paying more than 30% of their income on housing) in our state, we know that not enough of our housing is affordable. This IForum will explore a predominant, yet largely ignored, form of housing in Connecticut.

Small multifamily housing is a traditional component of our landscape in New England, representing 26% of residences in Connecticut. Much of the existing small multifamily is smaller, aging stock. As a result, it currently offers an opportunity for many cost-burdened families to live in market rate affordable homes.

Join us and a panel of experts as we discuss “middle housing,” with a focus on opportunities to rehabilitate existing stock and expand small multifamily development through thoughtful planning and design, as well as the current impediments to its creation. Additionally, experts will explore policy considerations for preserving this important resource.



Keynote Speaker 

Andrew Jakabovics
Vice President for Policy Development, Enterprise Community Partners


Expert Panel

Andrew Jakabovics, Moderator
Vice President for Policy Development, Enterprise Community Partners

Elyse Pitts
Director of Innovation, Housing Development Fund

Anthony (Tony) Denorfia
Owner, AA Denorfia Building & Development

Kevin Taylor
Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens
Executive Director, Connecticut Fair Housing Center

For more information contact Kayleigh Pratt, Policy Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities at 860-244-0066 or

Events are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome! A donation of any amount at registration or at the door will help to defray the costs of offering these public events.


Note: If there is inclement weather, please watch WFSB TV 3 to see if the IForum is cancelled or will start later than scheduled. 

If it snows a measurable amount the evening before or day of the IForum and the IForum has not been cancelled, it is likely that the additional parking lot around the corner from the Lyceum will not be available. In the past, attendees have parked at the Legislative Office Building and walked to the Lyceum.

Please consider carpooling or utilizing the public transportation system. CT Transit Buses 61, 63 and 69 all have stops close to the Lyceum. Also, CTfastrak's Sigourney Street Station is about a 15-minute walk to the Lyceum.



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