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Big Connecticut Affordable Housing Push

Connecticut housing and development officials embark on efforts to build, revitalize and redevelop nearly 2,300 housing units, while also providing housing tax credits to finance additional work.

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(SECTION 8 ETHICS) Section 8 Ethics Clash In Hartford

HUD officials say the department is keeping a close eye on events alleging Sec. 8 fraud in Hartford City Hall until city and state investigators in Connecticut conduct probes. The flap involves the spouse of Mayor Pedro

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(DEVELOPERS) Anti-Predatory Developer Law Mulled

Connecticut lawmakers begin debate on a change to the state's affordable housing law to put a leash on developers. The measure by Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D) would allow communities to challenge

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(HOUSING LAW) Finding Upends State Housing Law

An affordable housing freeze granted to upscale Darien, CT has been upheld by the state Department of Economic & Community Development, the agency originally granting the 4-year moratorium. The DECD

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(WATERSHED) Judge Halts Development In Watershed

A Connecticut judge rules that developers of a proposed housing project on a farm in Ridgefield can't build on land that is part of the Saugatuck River watershed. The ruling also bars developer Eureka

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(DOWNPAYMENTS) Downpayment Assistance Approved

Affordable Housing Centers of America and Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust link to initiate the Downpayment Assistance Program in the Connecticut city

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(PROPERTY TAKING) High Court To Get New Property Case

A developer prepares to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court that allowed the Town of Branford, CT to take land on which it sought permits to build multi-

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(RENTAL HOUSING) CT Has $60 Million For Rental Housing

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority officials say about $60 million is available for construction and permanent Tax-Exempt Bond financing for multifamily rental housing developments

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(COURTS) New Haven HA Absolved Of Bias

A federal judge rules a Connecticut housing authority did not discriminate against disabled Sec. 8 tenants in Taylor v. Housing Authority of New Haven. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Arterton also

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(SMOKING BAN) Smoking Ban In Public Housing

Milford, CT public housing joins a growing chorus of public housing authorities across the nation banning smoking on public housing premises, including inside individual units. The new rule is based

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