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House prices continue to soar in Fairfield County as many New Yorkers move to Connecticut because of the pandemic. Housing advocates say this is making the affordable housing issue worse.

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The moratoriums on rent and mortgages In Connecticut and New York set to end in December have been extended into the New Year. Does that help homeowners and renters and landlords, or does it just delay the impending evictions? What are lawmakers doing to keep people in their homes? And last year, local food banks struggled to meet the growing demand for their services. What are they doing this year to keep people fed? Housing and food security.

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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.