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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.

Affordable Housing Near Transit in Connecticut

6 January 2023

Affordable Housing Near Transit in Connecticut: An Analysis and Recommendations

The Partnership for Strong Communities has released a new report from PSC senior policy advisor Sean Ghio, “Affordable Housing Near Transit in Connecticut: An Analysis and Recommendations.” The report analyzes the affordable housing supply and demographics of Connecticut’s forty-two transit towns – forty municipalities with a fixed rail and bus rapid transit stations, and two municipalities with planned rail stations.

Award Recipients Announced for Final Reaching Home Awards Ceremony

17 May 2022

Partnership for Strong Communities, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring everyone in Connecticut has a safe, stable home that is affordable to them in an equitable community of their choice, announced today the award recipients for their annual Reaching Home Awards . The Reaching Home Awards celebrates the collaborative successes of Connecticut’s housing advocates, leaders, and organizations, and the enormous progress made in preventing and ending homelessness across the state.

Legislative Update: Budget Preserves Critical Housing and Homelessness Programs

6 June 2019

June 6, 2019

 

Earlier this week, the House and Senate passed the biennial budget (HB 7424). This budget proposes $43 billion in spending over the biennium, closes the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit, and anticipates a budget reserve fund that will grow to $2.6 billion by the end of this year.

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