Connecticut’s high cost of living is one of the top issues for voters heading into the gubernatorial election, with 22% of residents citing it as important in a new Sacred Heart University poll. Now less than three months away, voters will be paying close attention to candidates’ policy recommendations, eager to hear how they plan to turn Connecticut’s fiscal woes around. Lack of affordable housing is preventing millennials from settling here, businesses from relocating and burdens everyday citizens like teachers, police officers, service workers and young people the most. These impacted voters will be looking for a comprehensive, multifaceted strategy to increase the mix of housing and maintain our progress in addressing homelessness in our state. Partnership for Strong Communities looks forward to hearing all candidates’ proposals to address this urgent crisis.