affordable housing

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President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal plans to address exclusionary zoning and encourage more affordable housing, which could have an effect in Connecticut, where exclusionary zoning measures are common.

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New Haven’s Affordable Housing Taskforce embraced a plan in 2019 that proposed local and regional solutions to the lack of affordable housing. Now, residents are in the midst of an ongoing debate between local and state officials about proposed zoning reform.

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La Comisión para Vivienda Asequible de New Haven adoptó un plan en el 2019 que propuso soluciones locales y regionales a la falta de viviendas asequibles. Actualmente sus residentes se encuentran en medio de un debate entre funcionarios locales y estatales acerca de la reforma de zonificación propuesta.

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Housing in Connecticut is expensive.  That’s one thing almost all residents of the Nutmeg state can agree on.  Developing affordable housing in the state has always been a challenge, and the demand for it has grown during the pandemic. Now a change may be on the horizon. 

This week on The Full Story we take a look at what’s being done to develop more affordable housing units throughout Connecticut.  That includes legislation to change zoning rules to building experimental housing units for public workers.  

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media in Westport, Conn., on Aug. 7, 2020.
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Connecticut officials said pandemic relief funds are helping the state find permanent living options for the unhoused.