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PSC Housing Quality and Safety Factsheet

27 January 2023

Housing Quality and Safety: Increasing Inspection Capacity

Much of Connecticut's multifamily housing stock is old and in disrepair. Forty percent of Connecticut's rental housing was built prior to 1960.

In most towns in Connecticut, tenants are responsible for submitting complaints regarding unsafe or unhealthy living conditions in their apartment or building. This puts tenants at risk for retaliatory action from landlords and serves as a deterrent to reporting poor inadequate housing conditions.

PSC 2023 Rental Assistance Program Factsheet

27 January 2023

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is Connecticut’s state-supported housing voucher program. Like the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher Program, RAP supports very low-income households by subsidizing a portion of their rent. Assistance adjusts with changes in household income to keep rental payments affordable.

Click here to read the full Rental Assistance Program factsheet.

PSC/Trinity College Public Policy Program Publication: Zoning Regulations, Public Health, and NIMBYism in Connecticut

21 June 2022

Trinity Students and PSC collaborate on practicum research report on Zoning, Public Health, more. 

Last month, as part of a practicum to complete the Master’s in Arts Public Policy program at Trinity College, graduate students Pearson Caldwell, Annika Davies, and Jacquida Mars partnered with PSC to release their research report, Zoning Regulations, Public Health, and NIMBYism in Connecticut.


New Report from Partnership for Strong Communities Finds Growth in Connecticut’s Affordable Housing Supply Slowed in 2021

20 May 2022

In a newly released analysis, Partnership for Strong Communities’ policy director, Sean Ghio reports that there was only a very minor net increase in the total supply of affordable housing in Connecticut during 2021.

The report analyzes the 2021 Affordable Housing Appeals List – an annually published list of government-assisted and deed-restricted housing for each Connecticut municipality. The list is used to determine exemption from the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure, commonly known as Section 8-30g.

New Report: Affordable Housing is Out of Reach for Low-Income Connecticut Residents

14 July 2021

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Connecticut, full-time workers need to earn $27.37 per hour. This is Connecticut’s 2021 Housing Wage, revealed in a national report released today. The report, Out of Reach, was released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a research and advocacy organization dedicated solely to achieving affordable and decent homes for people with the lowest incomes.

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