Public Hearing for Affordable Housing Bill (8-30g)

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February 26, 2016 by milfordpreservationtrust


(Image Credit: Kevin Flood)

On Tuesday, March 1st, Milford citizens are encouraged to speak at a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building, at the State Capitol, which addresses proposed changes to the Affordable Housing legislation known as 8-30g.

Milford State Senator Gayle Slossberg has proposed tightening up the law, to prevent some of the overly dense and inappropriate housing proposals that Milford residents have been witnessing over the past year. The most recent proposal is for seven new cottages on 221-224 Seaside Avenue.

This hearing will take place at 1 PM, in room 2B, of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 10 AM, in room 2700 of the LOB. If you plan to testify, you must submit 25 copies of written testimony to staff at 10 AM. You may also submit written testimony to And if you’re unable to attend, please still send your written testimony to

You can read further on this topic by searching the New Haven Register, Milford Patch, and Milford Mirror. Here are links to a few recent articles and letters to the editor:

New Haven Register, “Milford state Sen. Gayle Slossberg seeks fairness in affordable housing development,” 19 Feb 2016.

Milford Mirror, “UPDATE: Slossberg proposes legislation to address affordable housing (new hearing date)“, 19 Feb 2016.

Milford Patch, Letter to the Editor: “Seaside Avenue Affordable Housing Proposal is Too Dense“, 26 Feb 2016.

Milford Mirror, Letter to the Editor: “Spirit of affordable housing lost“, 18 Feb 2016.










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