Community Conversation on Housing

Over 90 people attended a forum on housing in Hebron on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Titled Housing for All: Builds Strong Vibrant Communities, the event was sponsored by the Coalition on Diversity & Equity (CoDE) and featured a diverse panel of professionals who discussed the housing affordability crisis throughout the state, including in rural communities like Hebron, Marlborough, Andover and Columbia. They shared how creating an array of housing choices benefits communities like these… to ensure that people who work there, seniors, empty nesters, and young professionals can afford to live there. They highlighted funding opportunities and exciting efforts to create this type of mixed-income housing, which are beautiful, accessible, environmentally sound, fit seamlessly in rural environments, and offer the residents a high quality of life in a high opportunity town. Among the panelists was Ron Kolanowski, Vice President of Commons CDC and pastor at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where the event was held. Ron shared information about the impetus for the development of Church Street Commons.

View a recording of the event here:

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