Since 1989, Section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes, the “Connecticut Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure,” has promoted the development of low-cost housing with long-term affordability protections. 8-30g includes an appeals procedure to override local zoning denials of affordable housing proposals without just cause: 8-30g ensures that municipalities cannot deny an affordable housing proposal unless there is a specific significant health or safety concern. The burden of proof for this concern is placed on the municipality. If the State Department of Housing has designated at least 10% of a community’s housing stock is as “affordable,” that community is exempt from the appeals requirement.
Please find more information on Connecticut General Statute 8-30g on the State of Connecticut’s website:
Affordable Housing Unit (CGS 8-30g) Income Limits:
CGS 8-30g Income Limits and Rental Limits are calculated using the State’s Annual Median Salary which is currently $102,600 according to the HUD website.
There are two types of affordable units in the set-aside developments in Town, 60% units and 80% units. These units are deed restricted to households earning 80% or 60% of State Median Income or Area Median Income whichever is lower. The calculations are adjusted for family size. Please find the 2021 Income Limits and Rental Limits here.