Across Connecticut, thousands of government-subsidized affordable housing vouchers have gone unused in recent years, a Hearst Connecticut Media Group investigation found.
Residents who’ve won lotteries for the vouchers, in some cases after waiting years, often find themselves mired in government red-tape and restrictions.
The problem has worsened since the pandemic, with many voucher recipients finding themselves outmatched as they compete in a red hot housing market.
Here are the stories of several voucher recipients’ struggles.
‘I want to give up’: Inside CT residents’ struggles to use affordable housing vouchers, Emily DiSalvo & Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Insider, November 30, 2022, available here