Ridgefield Talks Housing Webinar will delve into local affordable housing issues on April 29

On April 29 at 7 PM, The Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee, in partnership with Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity, will host “Ridgefield Talks Housing,” a public Webinar about affordable housing. The guest will be Evonne Klein, former first selectwoman of Darien and former Connecticut Commissioner of Housing.

Housing needs in Ridgefield, Fairfield County and the state are currently a major discussion topic, due to current economic conditions and pending housing legislation in Hartford.

“The most important thing we can do right now to improve the availability of housing in Ridgefield is to have a public discussion on the topic,” said Dave Goldenberg, Chairman of the Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee, who will moderate the Webinar.

The Webinar will provide ample time for questions from the audience, Goldenberg said. If the event is successful, he added, it may be expanded into a regular series focusing on various housing topics.

Evonne Klein served as Commissioner of Housing during the Malloy Administration, overseeing the construction of 22,000 units of affordable housing, and helping effectively end veterans’ homelessness in the state. As co-chair of the Fair Housing Working Group, she helped enact inclusionary housing regulations and an update to the Zoning Enabling. As Darien’s first selectwoman from 2003-2009, she formed the town’s first Affordable Housing Advisory Commission, oversaw development of an affordable housing plan and spearheaded Darien’s inclusionary zoning regulation.

The program is free, but registration is required. Attendees may sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3wGnTRV


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