Cities in the wealthiest area of ​​CT could pay to meet affordable housing goals

A regional affordable housing plan for some of Connecticut’s wealthiest communities could allow cities to pay a fee and count housing units in neighboring cities toward their affordability goals, a move critics say could worsen segregation.

Under the plan, a city could count certain housing units in other cities toward its own affordable housing goals under Section 8-30g of a decades-old state law that gives developers the ability to challenge cities in court if their affordable housing proposals are denied. Cities are exempt from 8-30g if at least 10% of their units are reserved as affordable or supported by the government.

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