Pragmatic Housing Policies Considered

A shortage of affordable housing options in Connecticut may be mitigated if proposals such as those in nearby states are implemented. New York and New Jersey require developers to set aside a certain percentage of new constructions for affordable housing and offer financial incentives that increase the supply of housing in neighborhoods that need them most. Vocational housing, which is income-based housing set aside specifically for public employees, allows teachers and officers to live in the neighborhood they serve. Transit-oriented development increases housing near existing transportation hubs.

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