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Fairfield County faces an affordable housing crisis, officials say

October 03, 2018 10:29PM

Fairfield County is facing an affordable housing crunch that’s pushing its officials to find solutions, the Connecticut Post reported. Carol Martin, the executive director of the town of Fairfield’s housing authority told the outlet that the “lack of affordable housing in Fairfield County is at a crisis level of need.” Fairfield’s housing authority and its affiliates have “three separate wait lists for its affordable and rental assistance program,” with an average wait of six to eight years, according to the outlet. Fairfield is working to mitigate the problem via inclusionary zoning regulation, a housing trust fund and other efforts, but “the need and demand outweighs the supply at this time,” Fairfield’s director of economic development Mark Barnhart said. [CTPost]