The median home price in Connecticut is upwards of $300,000, which equates to an income needed of $100,000, according to “HOMEConnecticut” a video produced by the Partnership for Strong Communities. With sky-rocketing home prices “skilled workers, young people just starting out, and even the elderly are finding it very difficult to… find an appropriate home to buy or rent.” What this also means is that our service workers, teachers, and first-responders aren’t going to be able to live in the towns where they work, which we are already seeing across the state.
Watch this video for real examples of Connecticut communities meeting the challenge of providing affordable housing for their work force, whether in quiet residential neighborhoods, or in mixed-use urban cities. The video makes a compelling case for why affordable workforce housing matters. What do you think?