Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, appeared in the Hartford Courant on December 1, 2019. Her op-ed piece, "Connecticut Is a Leader in Ending Homelessness, and Gov. Lamont Can Help Finish the Job," makes the case that sustained state investment in housing resources is necessary to end homelessness and expand housing opportunity in Connecticut.
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) recently released Housing America’s Older Adults 2019. The report reiterates the growing need for affordable housing for older adults across the United States.
The number of households headed by someone 65 years or older continues to rise, increasing from 27 million to 31 million between 2012 and 2017. Likewise, the number of housing cost burdened households above the age of 65 years also continues to rise, currently at an all-time high of 10 million.
Key findings in the report include:
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is holding a public input period to receive data, views, and comments with respect to its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, its Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), and its current priorities and policy goals.
The public comment period is open from November 12, 2019 through the close of business December 27, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Nash by email at PublicComment@chfa.org, or by mail to CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), the independent, nonprofit research center of HAI Group, has released its 2019 Housing Impact Report. The report explores the impact of federal publicly supported housing programs on the people these programs serve, and the current trends in public housing assistance.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has released its annual Out of Reach report for 2019. The report explores the affordability of rental housing across the United States. The results reveal the large gaps between the cost of rental housing and wages in Connecticut, and across the country.
The Partnership for Strong Communities today released its annual report on the state of housing affordability in Connecticut. This fact sheet, Housing in CT 2019, shows that Connecticut ranks among the lowest in the nation when it comes to affordability and housing construction.