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This is an introduction to some of the resources that may be helpful in your research.  We’d be happy to assist you with additional materials available at the State Library.  Please call us at 860-757-6500 or email us at

State Library Resources

The State Library has extensive resources available in paper, microform and/or online formats.  For a listing of those resources related to housing, search our online catalog using the following subjects :

Housing -- Connecticut
Housing – United States
Regional Planning – Connecticut
Urban Renewal – Connecticut

Full-text of the following sampling of publications is available through our online catalog :

Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force Final Report, submitted by Howard F. Pitkin and Gary E. King, 2007.

Foreclosures, by Joseph Holstead, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.

Governor's Program to Assist Homeowners with Sub-Prime Mortgages, by Julia Thomson-Philbrook, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.

1999 Blue Ribbon Housing Commission's Recommendations, by John G. Rappa, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.

Section 8 Vouchers and Income, by Joseph Holstead, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.

Housing Trust Fund, by Joseph Holstead, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.

Interim Evaluation of HUD's Homeownership Zone Initiative, prepared by Exeed Corporation, Joe Kirchner ...[et al.], 2006.

Public Housing : Information on the Roles of HUD, Public Housing Agencies, Capital Markets, and Service Organizations : testimony before the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, statement of David G. Wood, [2006].

Affordable Housing Requirements, by Joseph Holstead, Office of Legislative Research, 2005.

These publications are a sampling of those available in paper and/or microform format at the State Library : 

Boomburbs; The Rise of America's Accidental Cities. Robert E. Lang and Jennifer B. LeFurgy, 2007. [CSL Call Number HT52 .U6 L35 2007]

Neighbourhood Renewal & Housing Markets; Community Engagement in the U.S. & U.K. Harris Beider, editor. [CSL Call Number HT175 .N3973 2007]

Developing Affordable Housing; A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations. Ben L. Hecht, 2007. [CSL Call Number HD259 .H43 2006]

Housing Policy in the United States : An Introduction, by Alex F. Schwartz, 2006.  [CSL Call Number HD7293 .S373 2006]  Table of Contents available online.

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Electronic Journals

Use your public or State Library card barcode to access where you will find full-text journal and newspaper articles.

The State Library subscribes to an extensive variety of electronic journals, which are only accessible through public computer terminals at the State Library.  Our Electronic Journals page details the titles, available dates and coverage.  Pertinent titles with information on housing include :

Housing, Care & Support
Housing Studies
Journal of Housing and Community Development
Mortgage Banking
Multi-Housing News
Urban Design Internationals 
and Country Planning
Urban Habitat

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Economic Statistics page, including housing data and foreclosure statistics.


Related Agencies/Organizations

Press Release by Gov. Rell announcing her "Mortgage Relief Fund" to assist sub-prime mortgage borrowers.

Housing Choice Voucher Program
The CT Department of Administrative Services maintains a web page for locating "Section 8" waiting lists throughout the state.  Pre-Applications for open waiting lists are available at the site.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development                                                                                                                                                                              

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Includes a list of homebuyer programs in English and in Spanish.

The Connecticut Housing Coalition
Founded in 1981, the Coalition of more than 250 member organizations represents the broad network of community-based, affordable housing activity across Connecticut. 

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Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 12/2008.