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Affordable Housing and its Role in Economic Development

Posted on by Bob Santy

Welcome to the September edition of the CERC e-news. As you can see, we are here today at the Connecticut Housing Coalition Annual Conference. Courtney Hendricson, our Vice President of Municipal Services and I just completed a workshop on affordable housing and its role in economic development. Our overriding premise is that demand for different housing choices is changing in Connecticut. And towns have certain issues that they face, particularly in their grand list - and the residential component of their grand list not holding up.

So what does that do? It creates a new opportunity, actually, to change the mix of housing, and build more affordable housing in Connecticut because it meets the needs of Connecticut’s population.

We recorded a podcast episode to further the discussion on this topic - subscribe to CERCONOMY and take a listen.