SECHA provides education and advocacy services to promote the development of affordable housing for the workforce and residents of southeastern Connecticut. SECHA cultivates partnerships among neighbors, local governments, funders, employers, community service organizations and developers to de-mystify and streamline the development process.
As a result of SECHA’s concentrated efforts, the communities of Southeastern Connecticut will have an expanded supply of housing that is affordable to people who earn a range of incomes and represent the cultural diversity of our community. Additionally, SECHA will be mindful of the needs of low and moderate income families. This infusion of new housing will help revitalize neighborhoods and contribute to the long term sustainability of the regional economy.
- Everyone should have access to decent affordable housing.
- Those who work in southeastern Connecticut should not have to live elsewhere.
- Just as our community is healthiest when its job base is diversified, a diverse housing stock contributes to a strong and resilient community.
- The challenge of affordable housing is also an opportunity. We must capture this opportunity to improve our community, and quality of life for all southeastern Connecticut households.
Production of affordable and workforce housing is best accomplished with incentives and assistance rather than penalties and regulations.