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Town After Town, Residents Are Fighting Affordable Housing in Connecticut



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Throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, local residents and elected officials are seeking to block large housing projects that include units affordable to low- and moderate-income households, warning that the increased density could change the character of their towns.

A 32-year-old law that enables such projects has always generated some pushback, but the opposition has grown more fierce as the number of proposals has increased in recent years. The fervent campaigns against housing applications reflect a battle that has engulfed the state, town by town.

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