OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6880

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill expands the types of housing that allow a municipality to qualify for a moratorium from the affordable housing land use procedure.

The bill may impact municipalities that are currently required to defend, in court, the rejection of an affordable housing project (if a developer appeals such rejection). These municipalities may participate in fewer legal hearings as a result of the bill. To the extent this occurs, there is a potential, minimal savings associated with reduced legal and administrative expenses.

The Out Years

The bill sunsets the changes to the affordable housing moratorium on September 30, 2022. The impact listed above is therefore limited to FY 17 – FY 22.