Why should our community prioritize housing?
Our community does not have enough affordable housing for all the people who live here. And in recent years, it’s become even more expensive to buy or rent a place to live. Affordable housing shortages have a bigger impact on Black and Latino people, who spend larger shares of their paychecks on housing and are less likely than white people to be able to buy homes. To the detriment of all of us, our regional economy suffers if people cannot afford to live and work in Fairfield County.
The State of Housing Equity in Fairfield County
How is FCCF bringing people together to fix this problem?
The good news is our community has resources to fix this problem. But making real change will take more public support, especially in neighborhoods where affordable housing is most limited. Individuals, community leaders, lawmakers, businesses and organizations must come together to take action. With your support, Fairfield County’s Housing Fund invests in collaborative programs that:
Fund Local Housing Efforts
We are making more grant funding available to nonprofits and community groups that are taking action to put safe, stable housing within reach of everyone.
Fuel Proven Programs
We co-founded and help guide the nationally-recognized Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity in its work of creating new solutions to ensure our region has enough safe and affordable homes.
Improve Public Housing
We empower people who live in public housing to create resident-led programs like PT Partners, which support residents in designing and leading solutions to community challenges.
Build Public Support
We are encouraging more people to lend their voices to tackling housing inequity by sharing stories and statistics, educating others, and advocating for lawmakers to enact fairer housing policies.
Support Community-Based Work
We are growing our support to help local groups foster their community leadership and grassroots work to advance equity, and to fund strategic projects that span several years.
How can I get involved?
Want to move housing in Fairfield County forward? Here are three ways you can help ensure every person has a fair chance to find – and keep – a safe, affordable home.
Give to Fairfield County’s Housing Fund to be part of our collaborative work in this area.
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