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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.

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases New Report on State of the Nation’s Housing in 2021

14 July 2021

In June 2021, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a new report entitled “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2021.” The report highlights the surge of housing demands, rental housing vacancy rates in urban and suburban markets, housing cost burden in owners-occupied and renters households over the past year.  

July 2021 IForum Recap: Housing Strategies for Wealth-Building in Communities of Color

14 July 2021

On July 13, 2021, the Partnership for Strong Communities hosted its second IForum event of 2021, "Housing Strategies for Wealth-Building in Communities of Color". Over 150 people from across Connecticut gathered to watch and participate in this important conversation on how policymakers can narrow the racial wealth gap through housing.

Click here to watch the July 2021 IForum, "Housing Strategies for Wealth-Building in Communities of Color".

CHFA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for the HTCC Program

25 May 2021

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Connecticut Housing Tax Credit Contribution (HTCC) program. CHFA anticipates making up to $10 million in state tax credits available through this NOFA to non-profit applicants that will create housing opportunities in the following classifications: Workforce Housing ($1 million); Supportive Housing ($2 million); Other Housing Opportunities ($7 million). A maximum of $500,000 may be awarded to each successful applicant. 

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