The ACLU-CT believes that everyone deserves access to safe and affordable housing, including justice-impacted people. When housing becomes unaffordable, there are cascading effects—like displacement from beloved homes, neighborhoods, and schools. When working people can afford to pay their rent, they can take better care of their families.

Rent hikes and no-fault evictions are displacing people from their homes and communities, fueling gentrification, and increasing evictions and homelessness, which, because of systemic racism and systemic inequity, disproportionately harms Black and brown working-class renters and immigrants. House Bill 5156 would require no fewer than sixty days’ notice of any increase of rent, a vital measure while housing prices continue to soar and availability dwindles. The ACLU-CT supports House Bill 5156, and urges this Committee to do the same.



Bill number

H.B. 5156