Fair Share Housing
Fair Share Housing is the recognition that every town in Connecticut must do their part in meeting the affordable housing needs of all of Connecticut residents - and the need is enormous. Throughout the state nearly 140,000 households are extremely low income and severely cost burdened. Our Fair Share methodology allocates that need for affordable housing to each town, based on a fair assessment of their responsibility and capacity to build affordable housing. Every town has many tools at their disposal to make Connecticut an affordable place to live for all its residents, reversing decades of segregation and exclusion. Fair Share is a vision for making that happen.
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.