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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6880

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2983

 

*02983*

Referred to Committee on HOUSING

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd Dist.

SEN. HWANG, 28th Dist.

REP. DEVLIN, 134th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS PROCEDURE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 8-30g of the general statutes be amended to (1) account for small parcels and population density, (2) require the Commissioner of Housing to issue a certificate of affordable housing completion to any municipality that has one or more completed affordable housing developments that create housing unit-equivalent points equal to (A) the lower of one and one-half per cent of all dwelling units in the municipality or fifty housing unit-equivalent points, or (B) three-fourths of one per cent of all dwelling units in the municipality, provided the municipality has an affordable housing plan that is approved by the municipal agency exercising zoning or planning authority, (3) limit the number of times a developer may use the affordable housing appeals procedure, (4) account for historic homes and historic districts in a municipality, (5) prohibit a developer from filing an affordable housing application with a municipality for a period of one year if the developer has already filed a related application for the same property with such municipality, (6) provide municipalities that contain affordable housing for senior citizens and other groups with housing unit-equivalent points, (7) prohibit a developer that is subject to a property tax lien in a municipality from filing an affordable housing application in such municipality, unless the municipality waives such prohibition, (8) create a three-person panel to hear all affordable housing appeals, (9) limit the applicability of the affordable housing appeals procedure to affordable housing developments that contain fifty or more dwelling units, (10) require a fixed percentage of open space in each affordable housing development, and (12) award housing unit-equivalent points to municipalities for housing developed in incentive housing zones.

Statement of Purpose:

To modify the affordable housing appeals procedure under section 8-30g of the general statutes.