Malloy Vetoes Looser Affordable Housing Rules, May Face Override Vote

The Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy organization that operates in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, also voiced its support for Malloy’s decision.

Melissa Kaplan-Macey, the organization’s director in Connecticut, called 8-30g “one of the state’s best tools for addressing a real and growing housing crisis.”

“If Connecticut municipalities don’t create more housing for more people, they will continue to face shrinking grand lists and increasing property taxes. This isn’t a sustainable trajectory for individual communities, and over time it will critically compromise the state’s already faltering economy,” Kaplan-Macey said.

Read the full article in the CT Mirror.