Hundreds of new apartments, townhouses and single-family homes are on the drawing board or under construction in southeastern Connecticut, a building boomlet fueled in part by growth in the region’s defense industry.
Two of the most sweeping affordable housing proposals before the state legislature this year, both with the goal of increasing affordable housing across the state through zoning reform, failed to gain passage.
The Day is reporting on how financial literacy is taught as part of our Housing Solutions Lab, to show how young people are and aren't getting on track to manage the expenses of renting and homeownership.
One proposal in the Connecticut General Assembly this year has the support of Democrats and Republicans alike, students and teachers, and banks and credit unions: requiring financial literacy education in high school.
Lisa Dodson is 45 and single and in the final stages of becoming a homeowner with the help of Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut. The Day is following her journey as part of our Housing Solutions Lab investigation.
Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2022 and dedicated its 100th home. This year, the nonprofit is working on its 107th house in eastern Connecticut. Here is the story of Lisa Dodson, who is working with the non-profit to become a new homeowner.
Supporters of proposed legislation to create new standards for mold in housing said at a public hearing Wednesday that the state’s lack of mold standards has tied the hands of officials and made it harder to address the problem.
State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, said using tax incentives at the federal, state and local level could encourage large companies either to partner with housing developers or become developers themselves as a way to build up the state’s housing stock.
State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, the ranking senator on the Public Health Committee, said she plans to introduce a bill that would require the state Department of Public Health to develop standards and testing protocols for mold.
Affordable housing stock remains low in all but three communities in southeastern Connecticut, where many towns are designated by the state as “opportunity rich” for housing low and moderate income families.
Mary Mace of North Stonington, who has run from rising housing costs her entire life, says rent control is the only option outside the limited number of subsidized housing vouchers reserved for those in the lowest income brackets.
The 28 units will consist of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Nine will be leased at market-rate rents while the rest is a mix of varying rents based on income. Six units will be set aside for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.
Por varios meses, residentes han hablado en voz alta y públicamente sobre las condiciones de vivienda insalubres e inseguras en sus apartamentos y su presión ha recibido mucha atención de oficiales locales, estatales y nacionales
Yes, there are bad tenants and bad landlords. But most renters simply want an affordable to place to live and some understanding when they face a hardship. Most property owners simply want to get reliably paid for the product they provide — housing.