Butler Lauds Affordable Housing Bill Passage

June 9, 2017

Rep. Larry Butler, House chairman of the Housing Committee, on Friday praised the Senate’s passage of an affordable housing bill that he called historic legislation. The bill, passed previously by the House, goes to Gov. Dannel Malloy for his signature.

“The Senate with the help of its Housing Committee co-chairs, Sens. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) and Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield), has passed historic legislation, House Bill 6880,” Butler (D-Waterbury) said. “It was an honor to work with the senators, Rep. Kim Rose, (D-Milford) the vice chair, and Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield), the ranking member.”

“The result of our combined efforts will help towns build affordable housing in areas that they deem appropriate while taking advantage of incentive points in the legislation. Once the bill is signed into law many workers like police officers, fire fighters and teachers who commute to towns that do not have affordable housing available can now hope that the towns will build housing they can afford.”