Zoning for Equity


Zoning for Equity is a two-part, multi-year examination of zoning regulations and planning policies in 24 Connecticut towns, specifically looking for ways that these regulations encourage or discourage the construction of affordable and multifamily housing. Towns were selected based on high levels of racial and economic segregation and this research shows how these are connected to zoning. Volume I describes the zoning challenges across towns that make affordable housing development difficult or impossible and provides a basic primer on zoning. Volume II focuses on two recurring themes: differential treatment of multifamily housing compared to single-family housing, and avoidance of housing that could serve low and moderate income families with children.


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