Affordable Housing Forum

Attention business leaders, non-profits, government officials, and concerned citizens. Learn how you can make a difference at the 2015 Affordable Housing Forum on Thursday, October 22, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room.  

Some of our towns have seen Grand Lists flatten or fall, challenging funding of increasing costs of municipal services. We need to think about housing proactively: What do we have? What do we need? What can we do?

You’re Invited to a free, fascinating public forum on how our towns can do what others across Connecticut are doing: creating more affordable, walkable and transit-oriented homes which can reinvigorate town center’s shops, restaurants, recreation and energetic residents.

The topics by panelists to include:

Mayor Deb Hinchey - Norwich’s history and present economy and aspirations.

Jude Carroll, CT Housing Coalition - Need for affordable housing and the importance of access to affordable housing in growing and sustaining a vibrant economy.

Erica Schwarz, LISC - Housing Connections - Affordable multi-family rental housing in southeastern CT. Examples of community planning and building.

Norbert Deslauriers, CHFA - Homeownership in southeastern CT. CHFA’s mission and solutions.

Selectman Rob Simmons, Stonington - Why affordable housing needs to be in suburban areas and its benefits to the town.

Moderator - Katy Shafer, Partnership for Strong Communities.

To register for the event, please contact Pam Days-Luketich at 860-448-4236, or e-mail at pdays-luketich@chelseagrotonbank.  This event is sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank and Otis Library.