On Monday, June 7, 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 Sara Bronin, founder and lead organizer of Desegregate Connecticut, a policy and advocacy group.
The June webinar follows a successful pilot Webinar in April, which featured former Commissioner of Housing Evonne Klein.
“Housing opportunity is one of our greatest challenges in Fairfield County,” said Dave Goldenberg, Chairman of the Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee. “We need accurate information, frank discussion, innovative ideas and real leaders. That’s what we hope to bring to Ridgefield with this series.” The webinar will provide ample time for questions from the audience, he added.
Bronin, a Hartford-based architect, attorney, professor and policymaker, is one of the country’s leading experts in the areas of property law, land use, historic preservation and urban planning. She earned her law degree from Yale, was a Rhodes Scholar and currently holds an endowed chair at UConn Law School. She has co-authored several books and numerous articles.
Founded by Bronin in 2020, Desegregate Connecticut is a coalition of more than 60 organizations that aims to tackle segregation in land-use laws. Its proposals were the driving force behind SB 1024, a bill that sought significant changes in Connecticut zoning and land-use regulations.
The program is free, but registration is required. Attendees may sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3ofe8WM