Disparity at home

When it comes to housing, we’ve got it all in Connecticut: mansions, homeless shelters, and everything in between. Our recent look at disparity in Fairfield County Focus also took a look at what the issue means for where we live. We talked with David Fink of the Partnership for Strong Communities, which is a statewide housing policy organization. Fink says the wealth of Fairfield County drives up the cost of living for those on the lower end of the economic spectrum.  Here’s our conversation with Fink:

Fink says Stamford has the highest home rental costs in the entire country. Here’s a link to the Partnership’s latest report on housing affordability in the state. It says more than half of renters in the state pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing.