“Congratulations !!! On behalf of Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno, we are pleased to inform you that: Town of Haddam has been awarded the Affordable Housing Plan Technical Assistance Grant in the amount of $15,000.”
On August 18, 2021, Bill Warner, Haddam Town Planner, posted the above information on social media.
Public Act 17-170 and Statute 8-30J established a requirement that all Connecticut municipalities adopt Affordable Housing Plans. The initial deadline is June 1, 2022 to adopt each municipality’s initial Plan, and then they will need to update it every 5 years after that. The State allows the plans to be updated concurrently with the Plans for Conservation and Development.
In 2020, the state announced availability of grant funding on a first-come, first-served basis to support municipalities preparing the Plans. A second round of funding was announced in 2021 with an application deadline of August 31. The funds will become available on October 1.
“We will need to decide how to proceed,” said Bill. “I would like to use the funds for more out-of-the-box ideas rather than the same old same old recommendations.”