Evictions are devastating, and increasing rents across the state are making it harder for our neighbors to be able to stay in their homes.
“Average rents in Connecticut have increased by more than 15% year over year… Meanwhile, more than 50% of renters are cost-burdened, or pay more than 30% of their income on housing costs.”
Connecticut Public Radio and Camila Vallejo share the story of a family who is working with Open Doors and staying in emergency shelter as they rebuild after an eviction.
Learn more at https://www.ctpublic.org/news/2022-03-22/evictions-could-top-pre-covid-numbers-hit-vulnerable-communities-hardest
This segment also aired across the country on NPR’s Morning Edition: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/12/1092251166/evictions-are-headed-back-to-pre-pandemic-levels-just-as-rents-are-spiking