[Excerpt from article by Ali Oshinskie, CT Public Radio] Affordable housing is the subject of a number of bills in Connecticut right now. But what do we really mean when we talk about "affordable housing"? That conversation could start with a question much like the one asked by State Senator Dan Champagne at a virtual Planning and Development public hearing last week.
March 26, 2021
[Excerpt] "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of housing as a basic need. The legislature’s housing committee debated legislation Thursday to make sure people don’t get evicted and are able to access housing. “Many believe that housing should be a human right and we know at least the ability to have housing is one of the strongest predictors of people's quality of life,” Mark Abraham said.
March 05, 2021
[Op-ed by Mark Abraham and Yusuf Ransome] President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination plan aims to provide 100 million shots during his first 100 days in office. To achieve this plan of reaching what researchers call herd immunity —when a large part of the population has become immune to a virus or disease— requires people in the most vulnerable communities to have unprecedented access to immunizations.
February 23, 2021
Connecticut is failing to provide affordable housing for cashiers, child care workers and many of the state’s unemployed laborers
[Excerpt from Hartford Courant article by Michael Hamad, February 5, 2021] Connecticut is failing to provide affordable housing for essential workers, and new public investment is needed, according to a report prepared for two state agencies. And without better regional planning, the prioritization of housing based on need and “proactive” investment, Connecticut’s housing problems will surely get worse, the study’s authors predict.
February 04, 2021
This is a CSV (raw data) file with the state, county, and town-level data used in our community profile pages, updated with 2019 5-year ACS data (released by Census Bureau in December 2020). For Connecticut counties and select Connecticut towns, the dataset also contains a small number of estimates from the 2018 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. Please refer to the survey page for full crosstabs and results. The CSV may be downloaded using the "Document" link below.
January 31, 2021
Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to "Pick Up the Phone!" to Support Largest-Ever Survey – Over 75 Leading Foundations, Hospitals, and Local Agencies Join DataHaven InitiativeThe DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey traces its roots to a series of grassroots and locally-based efforts launched over the past decade to gather information on and promote regional well-being and quality of life. With guidance from DataHaven and partner organizations throughout Connecticut, these area surveys have grown substantially each year in size and quality, and have become increasingly coordinated.
January 28, 2021