Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-37ee-2 - Description

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) The department is legislatively mandated under Section 8-37ee of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Connecticut Fair Housing Act, 46a-64b et seq. to promote fair housing choice and racial and economic integration in all housing funded in whole or in part by the department. Further, owners of state assisted housing are responsible for including in their Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan provisions for the recruitment of an applicant pool that includes residents of municipalities of relatively high populations of those that would be least likely to apply. The goal of the department is to promote integrated housing by means of standards for Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing and Occupant Selection Criteria. At least twenty percent (20%) of the units shall be promoted to the group identified as "least likely to apply."
(b) Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing and Occupant Selection Criteria determine both who shall have the opportunity to apply for state assisted housing and who shall ultimately be selected for such housing. Because the state is providing financing for the rehabilitation or construction of decent, safe, and attractive housing at a very low cost to the occupant, it is incumbent upon all owners to assure that broad based marketing as well as equitable and responsible occupant selection procedures be implemented.
(c) The affirmative fair housing marketing requirements set forth in Section 8-37ee-1 through Section 8-37ee-17 of this regulation shall apply to all recipients where department funding is used for the development or rehabilitation of:
(1) Subdivisions or multifamily developments of five or more lots or units; or
(2) Scattered site dwelling units, where the recipient's participation in department programs has exceeded, or shall thereby exceed, the development or rehabilitation of five such dwelling units during the year.
(d) Developers shall be required to comply with all rules and orders that may be promulgated, from time to time, by the Commissioner and consistent with the Connecticut General Statutes for the development and management of projects.
(e) The Commissioner may waive any nonstatutory requirements imposed by Section 8-37ee-1 to Section 8-37ee-17, inclusive, of these regulations. Requests for a waiver shall be in writing, addressed to the Commissioner. Such waiver may only be granted with sufficient evidence that:
(1) the literal enforcement of such provisions provide for exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship not caused by the recipient;
(2) the benefit to be gained by waiver of the provisions is clearly outweighed by the detriment which shall result from enforcement;
(3) the waiver is in harmony with conserving public health, safety and welfare; and
(4) the waiver is in the best interest of the state.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-37ee-2
Effective February 2, 1994

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