Guides & Reports

Research and Reports

Fair Rent Commission Toolkit (2022) Recent legislation expanded the number of towns that must create fair rent commissions. The Center worked in collaboration with @pschousing, @CTLegal and @MelvilleTrust to create this toolkit for municipalities. If you live in a city that has over 25K people, your municipal government should have a fair rent commission.

Connecticut Eviction Data Mapping (2020) The Center utilized publicly available judicial data to map the number and location (by city or town) of eviction cases filed in Connecticut since 2015. The research tool can be used to search for eviction cases filed over any time-period from January 2015 to the present in any Connecticut city or town and will continue to be updated as new eviction cases are filed each day.

A Study of Tenants in State-Funded Elderly/Disabled Housing (2018) The Center contracted with the Connecticut Department of Housing to complete a study, requested by the CGA under Special Act 17-19, assessing challenges at state-funded housing complexes that provide housing to both tenants who are elderly and younger tenants with disabilities (“mixed population housing”). View Report Appendices.

Are Local Land Use Policies and Practices Contributing to Housing Segregation in the Hartford MSA? (2016-2017) The Center examined the effect of the placement and access to income-restricted housing and found that people of color living in urban areas had little or no access to income-restricted housing in suburban neighborhoods.

Mortgage Lending Testing Report (2016-2017) The Center found that people of color were at increased risk for discriminatory treatment in finding an affordable mortgage; the testing project supported the statistical evidence of redlining.

Analysis of Foreclosure Intakes (2011-2016) This examination of the Center’s foreclosure intakes over a five year period showed that women, African-Americans and Latinos were more likely to be denied mortgage modifications (often the key to avoiding foreclosure) than Whites.

State of CT Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (2015, in partnership with Connecticut Department of Housing) As a recipient of federal housing funding from the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD), the state was required to analyze the impediments to fair housing choice and then take steps to overcome the impediments it identifies. This Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (“AI”) is intended to satisfy this requirement and enable the state to more quickly overcome the barriers to full and equal access to safe, decent, affordable housing in economically vibrant, diverse communities throughout the state.

Where do we go from here? The result of three years of fair housing testing in the state of Connecticut (2015)

CT/MA Knowledge Corridor Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) (2014) The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, in partnership with the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, authored the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) for the region known as the Knowledge Corridor, which stretches from Connecticut’s Capitol Region to Northampton, MA. The FHEA includes information about the fair housing and integration challenges facing this region along with an overview of some of the efforts which may alleviate the segregation which is an unfortunate hallmark of this area.

Housing Mobility: What Do Housing Voucher Recipients Want? (2013)

People, Place and Opportunity: Mapping Communities of Opportunity in Connecticut (2009, with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity)

Guides and Training Resources

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for Housing Providers

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for State and Federal Housing Grantees

The Small Cities’ CDBG Program and the Obligation to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing 

AFFH Training Videos

Foreclosure Prevention

Represent Yourself in Foreclosure: A Guide for Connecticut Homeowners

Moving Forward Project – Guides for Renters and Homebuyers

Moving Forward: Connecticut Renters’ Guide

Moving Forward: Connecticut Homebuyers’ Guide

Opportunity Project

A Guide to Zoning for Fair and Open Communities

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