Increase Affordable Housing

Whether you are a young adult looking to rent your first apartment, a family eager to buy your first home, or a couple who have lived in Stamford for decades, no one should feel that our city is unaffordable. Unfortunately, too many people are feeling priced out and squeezed out of their neighborhoods.


As a State Representative, I have advocated for programs to reduce the property tax burden on seniors, to help young people afford to live in CT, and have supported rental and mortgage relief for those negatively impacted by COVID-19, and would focus on these areas as Mayor. We also need to hold developers accountable to the people and ensure that any development is smart, inclusive, and sustainable. My priorities would include: 

  • Working with the state and federal government to secure more affordable housing grant support.

  • Working with the state to expand rental relief for residents impacted by COVID-19.

  • Prioritizing property tax relief programs for seniors and low-income residents.

  • Advancing community land trust opportunities to expand more permanent affordable housing and cooperative housing opportunities.

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