Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



February 16, 2023

Senator Marilyn Moore Supports New Housing Proposals

Today, state Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), Senate Chair of the Housing Committee, joined Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz in Bridgeport as he presented his housing proposals. As Chair of the Housing Committee, Senator Moore oversees legislation that will support and increase access to affordable and workforce housing throughout Connecticut.

“I am looking forward to this legislative session as we continue to tackle the housing affordability crisis in our state,” said Sen. Moore. “We need to approach this crisis with a comprehensive plan for our current residents as well as people who want to move to Connecticut. Low-income families are experiencing something nobody should have to experience, that is having to choose between paying rent and other life necessities. I am determined to pass legislation that will help alleviate the lack of affordable housing and provide a fair and equitable solution for renters and landlords. Programs such as those outlined in Governor Lamont’s proposal are the first step in purchasing a home.”

Financial difficulties, especially ones exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, have led to homelessness rising for the first time since 2012 and a surge in evictions; apartment vacancy rates in Connecticut are some of the lowest in the United States of America.

Recently, Senator Moore introduced housing legislation, under Senate Bill 4, that will help identify and develop housing opportunities, which will receive a public hearing. Sen. Moore is proposing four initiatives to help address affordable housing in Connecticut that include:

  • Creating a 4-year pilot program with $150 million that would retrofit older buildings in Connecticut and improve their energy efficiency.
  • Introducing a renters’ bill of rights.
  • Respite housing for homeless.
  • Moratorium on rent increases during a declared public health emergency.

A public hearing for Senate Bill 4 is expected to take place next week.