Zoning In Connecticut



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Zoning in Connecticut

With 169 towns and over 169 separate zoning ordinances due to town subsections, zoning in Connecticut presents a number of challenges.  This is particularly true in a state found to have the most restrictive zoning in the country that prevents low-income children from accessing the state’s most successful schools.

What can we do to change this?

  • Support and improve inclusive laws like the Affordable Housing Appeals Act and the Housing for Economic Growth Program (also known as HomeCT or the Incentive Housing Zone Program).
  • Support efforts to collect and analyze zoning data.  See one effort to do this. 
  • Develop a fair share housing plan that allocates affordable housing equitably across all towns.
  • Work within your town to institute inclusive zoning.  Sign up to help with this!

 Zoning Resources 

  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040