On the need for new affordable housing, some Connecticut municipalities say "not in my backyard." But why this NIMBY approach?
This hour, we take an in-depth look with the author of a ProPublica-Connecticut Mirror investigation into local housing policies. We also check in with a town in southwest Connecticut, and with the policy director for the nonprofit Partnership for Strong Communities.
And we want to hear from you. How is affordable housing being talked about in your community?
- Jacqueline Rabe Thomas - Reporter with the Connecticut Mirror; she is also author of a ProPublica-Connecticut Mirror investigation into housing policies in Connecticut (@jacquelinerabe)
- Danielle Dobin - Vice Chair of Westport, Connecticut’s Planning and Zoning Commission; she is also Founder and Chair of the town’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee
- Sean Ghio - Policy Director for the Partnership for Strong Communities (@seanghio)
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.