HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Friday that he said would make it easier for municipalities to “deny proposed affordable housing projects and shield themselves from an appeals process designed to overcome local resistance to fair and affordable housing.”
The bill received the support of several Fairfield County lawmakers and municipal organizations, who said the goal of affordable housing is laudable, but not attainable under the current 1990 law.
The current law says that if less than 10 percent of a town’s housing stock is guaranteed by a deed restriction then a developer can override local zoning to build mixed-income housing and at least 30 percent of the new units must be affordable for people making less than 80 percent of the median income.
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