“Securing access to decent, affordable housing is fundamental to the American Dream. All Americans want to live in good-quality homes they can afford without sacrificing other basic needs. All Americans want to live in safe communities with ready access to job opportunities, good schools, and amenities. All parents want their children to grow up with positive role models and peer influences nearby. And the overwhelming majority of Americans want to purchase a home as a way to build wealth.”
– The Bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission, 2002
The Business Council of Fairfield County has been asked by members and community leaders to play an active role in addressing Fairfield County’s housing challenge. This Resource Guide is intended to provide background information to policymaking and advisory volunteer bodies considering our most appropriate and useful course of action. It is intended to be a basic reference on the subject of Affordable Housing, identifying relevant players and offering a variety of reports and policy summaries that give a flavor for issues, events, and points of view. It will be updated as more data and analysis become available.