Ensuring that people who want to live in a town, especially those who work there, is an issue affecting small, rural towns in Connecticut. In Hebron, for example, 26% of homeowners and 27 percent of renters are ‘cost-burdened,’ meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. In this Community Conversation, we’ll learn from towns that have successfully created mixed income and affordable housing in their communities.
Featured speakers are: Kate Briggs Johnson, President of The Foundation for Norfolk Living; Jim Crawford, Advisory Council member of the HOPE Partnership, which serves Middlesex County; and Matthew Straub and Kasey LaFlam from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which helps towns and cities create affordable housing. There will be plenty of time for questions.