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  • What is Affordable Workforce Housing?

  • In simple terms, affordable workforce housing is housing priced specifically for people who work in our communities, but cannot afford to live in the community in which they work.

    Generally speaking, affordable workforce housing is housing for households whose income is less than 80% of the average median income.

    Affordable workforce housing can range from multi-family rentals to town homes, from condominiums to single-family homes —depending on existing structures and available land. There are also mixed use opportunities in commercial districts.

    Under Connecticut’s HOME Connecticut program, developers and builders are able to incorporate 20% of the homes as affordable and seamlessly blend them with their market rate homes. All new construction uses traditional designs that compliment existing homes in the area, and all homes are designed to be energy efficient in order to ensure long term affordability.