Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-336f-5 - Development designation approval process

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) In order to receive a development designation, the local housing partnership shall be required to furnish the following:
(1) A housing needs assessment for the municipality;
(2) A proposal outlining the local housing partnership's priorities and long range plans to meet needs identified in the housing needs assessment that are consistent with regional housing needs;
(3) Procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with long range plans;
(4) Evidence that the local housing partnership has explored the availability of land suitable for the development of affordable housing
(5) Evidence that the local housing partnership has reviewed zoning regulations that may restrict the development of affordable housing;
(6) Evidence that the local housing partnership has identified changes necessary to zoning regulations that will remove restrictions to the development of affordable housing; and
(7) Evidence that an activity to create additional affordable housing, as defined by these regulations, has been initiated in that municipality.
(b) The Commissioner may, from time to time, request additional information from the local housing partnership.
(c) Municipalities that are maintaining a balanced inventory of affordable housing may receive the same priority as a local housing partnership which has received development designation upon submission of the following:
(1) Evidence that at least 10% of the existing housing units in the municipality are publicly-assisted low or moderate income housing, unless otherwise approved by the Commissioner;
(2) Evidence that the municipality has zoned a reasonable amount of its land to permit multi-family housing;
(3) A specific strategy with clearly identified actions and implementation schedules, to further facilitate the development of affordable housing; and
(4) Any additional information which the Commissioner may, from time to time, request.
(d) Applications shall be approved or disapproved based on the submission of documentation required in Section 5 (b) or 5 (d) above that is satisfactory to the Commissioner.
(e) If an application for development designation is disapproved, the partnership or municipality shall be notified, in writing, of the reason(s) for the disapproval.
(f) If an application is approved, the Commissioner shall award the partnership or municipality development designation.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 8-336f-5
Effective September 26, 1989

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