Fair Share Housing
What would happen if every town in Connecticut took on its fair share of affordable housing based on factors like the size of its population, the success of its schools, the availability of employment, and average income? Could we allocate affordable housing in a way that creates housing choices and creates no negative impacts for communities? Open Communities Alliance believes we can – and that it will benefit everyone in Connecticut.
How do we get there?
Let’s make a plan! We need to see what a fair allocation of affordable housing would actually look like. Using mapping, data analysis, and the very best academic research we need to design a plan that strategically assesses what fair share allocations actually look like.
- Explore innovative approaches for creating beautiful mixed-income affordable housing. Open Communities welcomes your thoughts for fostering the creation of affordable housing in ways that do not generate poverty concentration.
- Address exclusionary zoning. This is a tall order in a state like Connecticut with town-driven zoning priorities. Learn more about zoning in Connecticut.
- Identifying Neighborhood Thresholds: An Empirical Exploration, George Galster, 2000
Inclusionary Housing Survey: Measures of Effectiveness, Innovative Housing Institute, 2010