Affordable Housing Best Practices
Connecticut has a statewide need for affordable housing. All Connecticut municipalities were required by Statute to adopt an Affordable Housing Plan in 2022. For 2023, the focus is on the implementation of those plans and Sustainable CT is here to support and inspire!
Find Affordable Housing Plans for all of CT Municipalities
This interactive map, developed by Sustainable CT Fellows in collaboration with the Councils of Governments, provides links to the adopted Affordable Housing Plan for each Connecticut municipality or affordable housing strategies included in the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development.
Sustainable CT Affordable Housing Actions
Category 11 of Sustainable CT's Action roadmap focuses on Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing. Towns can find technical support and receive certification credit for implementing the following actions:
- Implement an Affordable Housing Plan
- Grow Sustainable Affordable Housing Options
- Implement Policy for Sustainable, Diverse Housing Options
Addressing Housing Segregation and Affordability
Equity is a core value at Sustainable CT. Our 2021-22 Affordable Housing Pilot, "Optimizing for Equity: Empowering, Educating and Adapting to Address Housing Segregation and Promote Affordable Housing," brought residents impacted by housing inequity to the table to share their lived experience and build relationships and trust with town planners and zoning commissions.
Sustainable CT and the Capitol Region Council of Government (CRCOG) are currently working with town planners in the Capitol Region to develop equitable pathways to implement an Affordable Housing Plans. We are grateful for the financial support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Learn More About the Sustainable CT Affordable Housing Strategies Database
Sustainable CT’s Affordable Housing Strategies Database was created by the 2022 Sustainable CT Fellows Cohort. The database includes housing strategies, searchable by themed categories, from all Affordable Housing Plans adopted by Connecticut municipalities. Our 12 Fellows were stationed across the state working from the 9 Council of Government offices with direct access to towns within their COG. The creators of this database were 2022 Fellows Michio Agresta, Lilly Adamo, Adrian Beckford, Liam Ford, Adrian Huq, Serena Levingston, Monet Parades, Liam Rimas, Haylee Scibek, Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Quin Wolters, and Emily Bigl. Sustainable CT will continue to build on this database to support shared learning on affordable housing best practices throughout Connecticut. Check back for updates or contact us for more information.