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Governor Malloy vetoes legislation to change standards for affordable housing

July 13, 2017 05:26PM

Last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy vetoed a house bill that would have changed affordable housing standards for the state. Current legislation recommends that 10 percent of housing stock in each municipality be deemed affordable. Until that 10 percent threshold is met, developers building affordable housing are permitted to flout local zoning laws. The rejected 8-30g Affordable Housing Statute revision would have lowered the affordable housing requirement, which proponents said would help to curtail unrestricted developments. In his veto message, Malloy said the rejected leglislation would “perpetuate the harmful effects of bad economic policy and institutional segregation, damaging our state’s economy and its moral foundation.” [Connecticut Mirror]