Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board
The Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) identifies affordable housing as one of our top priorities and explicitly recognizes the need to ensure our workforce is not priced out of the market and we have options for our adult children and aging population. It also recognizes the need to ameliorate the impact of Section 8-30g legislation allowing developers to build outside of the town’s zoning regulations.
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) was established to support and implement a full range of housing choices - throughout the Town - for households of all incomes, ages, and sizes.
We are charged with preserving existing and creating new affordable rental and owned housing under two umbrellas:
1) housing as defined under Section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes (low-income housing)
2) affordable housing for town employees, our elderly, children, and others.
To accomplish this the Trust invites and accepts funds from citizens and private institutions, via tax-deductible contributions, as well as seeking local, state, and federal funding.
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund is the best answer we have for providing for our community’s workforce and senior housing needs and showing Hartford we don’t need legislation telling us what to do or how to do it. We are already taking care of our people, using an approach that fits the needs of our town.
Please join your fellow residents in making this vision possible by donating to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund at the link below.
The Fund is a way for all (public and private) to help accomplish the four, core goals for Greenwich housing development:
- Materially increase the level of affordable housing - while respecting the fabric and addressing the needs of our community, including preserving the land use patterns that drew many to the Town.
- Balance the affordable housing need with environmental and infrastructure challenges, including drainage, sewerage, open space and traffic, architectural heritage and our national register and local historic districts.
- Encourage development of moderate-income workforce housing. Having our employees living close to their jobs will reduce vehicle miles traveled, easing overall traffic congestion, and helping the environment while assisting local employers’ efforts to hire and retain quality employees.
- Evaluate all forms of financial and non-financial incentives – balancing the quickest and most economically efficient creation of new housing units with maintaining those features Greenwich residents find desirable and are important to quality of life.
Affordable Housing Trust Ordinance