Meeting the urgent need for affordable housing
Together, donors and partners are addressing the challenge to ensure all Fairfield County residents have access to safe, stable, healthy and affordable housing in communities of opportunity.
Housing that is safe, stable, affordable and near schools, work and community amenities helps children succeed in school, adults advance in careers, seniors stay engaged, and communities remain enjoyable.
Unfortunately, Fairfield County’s high cost of housing forces many individuals and families to live in cramped or chaotic conditions, suffer long commutes and heavy traffic, or pay so much for housing they cannot afford quality child care, set aside money for emergencies, or save for college or retirement. Population trends show young adults and senior citizens are moving away, denying communities of youthful vibrancy, volunteer leadership and economic strength.
Moving people from homelessness to housing stability, and providing needed supportive services
Preserving and increasing access to affordable housing for low income households
Creating sustainable communities of opportunity by increasing equitable access to vital resources with a focus on community health, civic health, food security, transportation and workforce development