June 1st is a new beginning for Affordable Housing in Connecticut!
All Connecticut municipalities are required to have an Affordable Housing Plan by June 1, 2022. Then the work of implementation begins, and Sustainable CT is here to support and inspire!
Sustainable CT’s mission, to foster inclusive, resilient, and vibrant Connecticut municipalities that provide opportunities for all to thrive, is supported by our innovative Action Framework. This Action roadmap includes our Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing Category:
- Creation of an affordable housing plan,
- Increasing the percentage of affordable housing,
- Dedicating funding to develop affordable housing,
- Implementing zoning to increase affordable housing.
For registered communities, Sustainable CT Equity Coaches work one-on-one with towns to help connect with marginalized residents and co-create affordable housing solutions. Sustainable CT communities learn from each other with the opportunity to explore successful programs and policies submitted by other member towns.
Addressing Housing Segregation and Affordability
Innovative programming, like Sustainable CT's Municipal Learning Collaborative which was supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Melville Charitable Trust, provides a model for co-creation of affordable housing change and will inspire you to positive action! Learn more about Sustainable CT’s Municipal Learning Collaborative pilot project in Avon, Manchester, South Windsor, West Hartford and Wethersfield during 2021 – 2022 by reviewing our presentation, "Optimizing for Equity: Empowering, Educating and Adapting to Address Housing Segregation and Promote Affordable Housing," available in both PDF and PowerPoint formats.
We also invite you to listen to a special episode of The Impact, a Sustainable CT podcast. It's a compelling and informative conversation about empowering vulnerable and often marginalized community members to shape municipal affordable housing strategies - a webinar that Sustainable CT held in league with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on February 15, 2022.