The future of housing in Glastonbury and across the state must necessarily reflect changing demographics. These include a growing senior population with an interest in downsizing, millennials looking for more affordable housing options, and a more diverse workforce in need of housing across a continuum of affordability. This session will explore how housing could be shaped in Glastonbury to respond to all of these needs and ensure that Glastonbury is a vibrant place to live and work for years to come.
- Erin Boggs, Open Communities Alliance - Introduction, Can We House Glastonbury's Future?
- Orlando Rodriguez, Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission - Changing Demographics
- Jack Dougherty, Trinity College - How Did We Get Here?
- Commissioner Evonne Klein, Department of Housing - Available Resources
- Betsy Crum, The Women's Institute - Examples of To-Scale Development
Glastonbury's Housing Future Discussed, Steve Smith, Hartford Courant, March 31, 2016
Interested in doing more? We've gathered a list of ways you can advocate for your community to open its doors to opportunity housing.
- Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought, Justin Wolfers, N.Y. Times, March 25, 2016
- An Atlas of Upward Mobility Shows Paths out of Poverty, David Leonhardt, Amanda Cox, and Claire Cain Miller, N.Y. Times, May 4, 2015
- How important is cultural diversity at your school?, GreatSchools.org
- The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools, Anya Kamenetz, NPR, October 19, 2015