Affordable Housing

Primary Focus

Exploring and discussing the current state of housing, and equity issues in cities/towns within the South Central Region; learning about best practices for increasing affordable housing options; and providing resources on creating local, grassroots housing groups

Current Initiatives
  • – Regional Affordable Housing Plan
  • – Addressing equity in affordable housing
  • – Promoting the creation of affordable housing committees/groups within communities to advocate for the creation of affordable housing developments.
  • – Focusing on a regional approach to housing
  • – Examining the history and current state of housing policy in the region
  • – Exploring the importance of transit-oriented housing
  • – Learning about resources available and methods used for creating affordable housing at the municipal level
  • – Coordinating with developers
  • – Thinking about class, race, and their intersection with housing policy
  • – Dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding affordable housing
  • – Emphasizing equity and inclusion when thinking about affordable housing
Featured Guest Presenters
  • – Local Governments/Public School Districts: City of Hartford; Town of Old Saybrook; Town of Avon; West Hartford Public Schools
  • – Municipal Affordable Housing Groups: Town of Fairfield; Town of Guilford; Town of Stonington
  • – State and Federal Agencies: CT Department of Housing; US Housing and Urban Development; Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
  • – Developers: Beacon Communities; Spinnaker; Garden Homes; Verna Builders
  • – Non-profits: Housing Connections; Housing Development Fund; Regional Plan Association; CT Main Street Center; CT Green Bank; Minority Inclusion Project; CT Fair Housing Center; Yale Law School; Concerned Parents of Color West Hartford