Connecticut COVID Housing Resources

Dec 22, 2020
Craig LeMoult

COVID-19 has left struggling Connecticut households vulnerable to housing insecurity and homelessness due to unemployment and sporadic job security related to the pandemic.

The state of Connecticut has put in place programs to relieve homeowners, tenants and landlords, as well as for homeless people and prisoner re-entry. Advocacy and provider groups are also available to help bridge gaps in services.

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On Long Island, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to waive administrative fees so that homeowners can remove racist language that may still exist on their property deeds. Some lawmakers say the measure only scratches the surface of a more complex history.

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Low-income households in Connecticut spend 68% of their annual income on energy, housing and transportation costs. That’s more than the average consumer statewide, according to a report released by the Connecticut Green Bank.

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has frozen property values to avoid reassessments during a spike in home prices. That means residential and commercial property values in 2022 will stay the same as 2021.

" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">Curran said taxpayers need stability as they face economic hardship not seen since the Great Depression.

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In Connecticut, a report shows land-use regulations have stunted the state’s overall economic growth. That’s according to the School and State Finance Project.