Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-30g-7 - Affordability plans and conceptual site plans

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) An affordability plan shall include at least the elements set forth in section 8-30g(b)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes and shall at a minimum contain or comply with the following:
(1) The designation of the person who will be qualified and responsible for administration of the affordability plan shall include identifying responsibility for:
(A) Ensuring that households applying for affordable units qualify within applicable maximum income limits;
(B) Assuring the accuracy of sale or resale prices or rents, and providing documentation where necessary to buyers, sellers, lessors, lessees and financing institutions;
(C) Maintaining minimum percentages in a set-aside development;
(D) Reporting compliance to the municipality; and
(E) Executing the affirmative fair housing marketing plan.
(2) A proposed procedure by which sellers, purchasers, lenders or title insurers may, upon request and in a timely manner, obtain written certification of compliance with applicable set aside, household income, sale, or resale price limitations or requirements.
(3) With respect to an affirmative fair housing marketing plan filed in accordance with an affordable housing development application, the provisions of sections 8-37ee-1 et seq. of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, and particularly sections 8-37ee-301 and 302, shall serve as the basis for such plan, provided that such regulations, including the procedures therein, shall be guidelines, not requirements. Collection and dissemination of information about available price restricted and market rate dwelling units shall include, at a minimum:
(A) Analyzing census and other data to identify racial and ethnic groups least represented in the population;
(B) Announcements/advertisements in publications and other media that will reach minority populations;
(C) Announcements to social service agencies and other community contacts serving low-income minority families in the region (including churches, civil rights organizations, housing authorities, and legal services organizations);
(D) Assistance to minority applicants in processing applications;
(E) Marketing efforts in geographic area of high minority concentrations within the housing market area;
(F) Beginning marketing efforts prior to general marketing of units, and repeating again during initial marketing, at fifty percent (50%) completion, and thereafter at reasonable period intervals with respect to resales or re-rentals; and
(G) Collection of basic racial and ethnic information for all residents and persons on the wait list for the development.
(4) In an affordability plan or affirmative fair housing marketing plan for an affordable housing development, preferences in application procedures or occupancy for existing residents of the subject municipality shall not be utilized unless members of racial and ethnic groups identified as least likely to apply receive equally-weighted preferences.
(5) The maximum sale price, resale price, or rent for any affordable unit in a set-aside development shall be determined as set forth in section 8-30g-8 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(6) In an affordability plan for a set-aside development, a description of the projected sequence in which price-restricted dwelling units will be built and offered for occupancy shall consist of a narrative and schematic plan describing the construction sequence of the proposed site development plan, the location of price-restricted and market-rate dwelling units within that sequence, and a demonstration that such sequence will result in compliance with the set-aside requirements of section 8-30g of the Connecticut General Statutes and sections 8-30g-1 through 8-30g-11, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(7) A commission, by regulation, may require that an affordable housing application that petitions for a rezoning of the property that is the subject of the application shall be accompanied by a conceptual site plan. Any such regulation, however, shall not require the submission of the type of plans, studies, calculations or similar detailed information that will otherwise be required in connection with site development, subdivision or resubdivision plans which, when approved, will serve as the basis for issuance of a building permit.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-30g-7
Adopted effective April 29, 2002; Amended May 3, 2005

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