Rejecting Affordable Housing Speeds Connecticut's Decline

Rejecting Affordable Housing Speeds Connecticut's Decline

Bassam Gergi, Yale Law School, March 2015, available here.

As housing prices in the state continue to rise, outstripping growth in personal incomes, aversion to affordable housing comes at a steep cost. The dearth of affordable housing outside of Connecticut's metropolises places a painful strain on the budgets of new families, drives young people out of the state, and contributes to a divide between lower-wage workers and public servants (such as police officers, firefighters and teachers) and the towns they serve but cannot afford to live in.

 

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