State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) applauded the recent move by both houses of the Connecticut General Assembly to override the governor’s veto of changes to the state’s 30-year-old affordable housing statute. The legislation requires municipalities to adopt strategic plans for increasing affordable housing while maintaining more control over the developments.
“For years, town had little or no recourse when predatory developers wanted to build large, densely-populated housing projects without conforming to local zoning laws,” Sen. Boucher said. “By requiring municipalities to develop their own plans for addressing affordable housing, this legislation gives local community members and leaders a stake in what is developed in their communities. This promotes well-thought out community development with a vision for the future success of the area, not just the profits to be made by selling as many units as possible.”