Proposal: It is a critical time to connect housing choice and school choice. The state's Open Choice Program, which operates in the Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport areas gives the parents children in under-resourced school districts the option of participating in a lottery for a seat in participating suburban school districts. Many Open Choice families qualify for the state’s Rental Assistance Program and would consider moving to the town where their children attend school or a similar community. Such moves would free-up Open Choice slots for new participants.
Status of Raised S.B. No. 108: