CRCOG has adopted a Regional Housing Policy which addresses the need for affordable housing, the use and improvement of existing housing, the selective use and demolition of deteriorated housing and other related issues. The overall goals of the regional housing policy as found in the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development are:
- To increase the range of choice in housing for persons of all incomes and all ages, but especially for those who have the least choice in achieving their locational preference.
- To enforce federal and state fair housing laws.
- To encourage and support the maintenance and revitalization of viable residential neighborhoods.
- To support preservation of the region’s rental housing stock, and the expansion of housing opportunities for renters throughout the region.
- To continue to improve the Capitol Region transportation system in order to better link housing, jobs and services, thus expanding individuals’ housing choices.
Implementation of these goals will require action by a broad range of parties, including municipal, state and federal governments, public and private developers, and regional entities such as CRCOG.
CRCOG is an active participant in the HOMEConnecticut project. HOMEConnecticut is the statewide campaign aimed at increasing the stock of affordable housing in Connecticut. The campaign was created to preserve the quality of life and the strong, competitive economy that has distinguished Connecticut, but which is now threatened by a dramatic lack of housing affordable to working families and individuals. The Campaign has received grants of support from TD BancNorth, RBS National Corporation, Webster Financial and the Melville Charitable Trust to fund the research, outreach and advocacy. Capitol Region municipal officials and staff serve on the HOMEConnecticut Steering Committee. For more information, go to www.homeconnecticut.org
Median Home Sales
CRCOG has collected Capitol Region home sales data in various forms since 1978. We now produce an annual report, published in September, which covers the period from July 1 to June 30th of each year. This study provides a snapshot of the housing market during a particular year. The residential sales transactions that are recorded each year differ in many respects such as: the mix of new versus existing homes; the mix of existing versus converted condominiums; the size, style, condition, and location of the units; and the size of the building lots. However, each report now also includes a rolling three-year analysis that provides a good means to assess general trends in a municipality and the region.
The links below provide the current year's report and a table that shows data from 1978 to 2005. Earlier reports can be found on our Publications Page