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.
The 2021 legislative session ended on Wednesday, June 9th. This session the Legislature considered a number of housing and homelessness related bills, including several that Partnership for Strong Communities advocated for with the Reaching Home and HOMEConnecticut campaigns. Below is a summary of actions taken on these important bills.
Update (July 1, 2021): The budget implementer for the FY 22-23 budget has made substantial changes to the passed budget, including changes to many of the funding streams listed below. Click here to see our updated analysis of the budget with the implementer changes.
Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Expands and Preserves Resources for Critical Homeless and Affordable Housing Programs
June 9, 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.
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is holding a public input period to receive data, views, and comments with respect to its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for 2022 and 2023.
The public comment period is open through the close of business May 28, 2021. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Nash Giovannucci by email at PublicComment@chfa.org, or by mail to CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Partnership for Strong Communities, on behalf of the Reaching Home Campaign Resources Workgroup has released a request for proposals for a fiscal asset map of Connecticut’s Homeless Housing and Supportive Service System. The Reaching Home Resources workgroup requests proposals from qualified consultants to:
Key Legislative Committees Advance Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Expanding and PreservingResources for Critical Homeless and Affordable Housing Programs
April 23, 2021
The Appropriations and Finance Revenue and Bonding committees’ actions provide critical new resources to create affordable housing and preserve existing resources for critical homeless and affordable housing programs found in Governor Lamont’s proposed FY 22-23 budget.
On March 4th, lobbyists from Gallo & Robinson joined Reaching Home Campaign staff for our annual 2021 Legislative Advocacy Webinar. The webinar focused on the current fiscal landscape in CT, an overview of the legislative session timeline and important dates, opportunities for advocacy during this unique virtual session and a deeper dive into the Reaching Home Campaign’s legislative and policy priorities for this session.
To watch the recording of the 2021 Legislative Advocacy Webinar, click here.