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WSHU: Report - Local Connecticut Zoning Laws Contributing To Racial, Economic Segregation

Clare Secrist, WSHU

November 24, 2020 - less than 1 minute

In Connecticut, a report shows land-use regulations have stunted the state’s overall economic growth. That’s according to the School and State Finance Project.

In the 23-page report, nonpartisan researchers found that local zoning laws hurt the state’s economy by keeping young people out of the housing and rental market.

Data shows that 27% of high-earning households can be found in white and wealthy neighborhoods, compared to only 10% in other large urban areas. Nearly half of renters and a third of homeowners spend more than 30% of their income on housing.

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