Connecticut lawmakers hold heated hearing over housing bills

Lawmakers met in Hartford on Tuesday to discuss several controversial housing bills.

John Craven and Robyn Karashik

Mar 5, 2024, 10:21 PM

Updated 39 days ago

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Lawmakers met in Hartford on Tuesday to discuss several controversial housing bills.
Some 70 people testified about several controversial bills. One proposal would offer incentives for towns to expand affordable housing. Some homeowners worry that developers will overrun their communities.
"The law – 8-30g – allows developers to circumvent local zoning laws and bodies, without regard to [the effect] an application has on the environment, the infrastructure, aesthetics of a town,” said Fred Camillo, Greenwich first selectman.
“SB6 focused on incentives – fixing the 3% tax rate for personal property purchase that's affiliated with large affordable developments, pathways for local housing authorities to collaborate,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.
Another proposal offers developers a 10% tax break to convert commercial buildings into residential units.


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