The ACLU-CT believes that everyone deserves access to safe, sanitary, 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. Even the process of applying for apartments is costly and onerous—in addition to charging first and last months of rent and a security deposit, it is common for landlords to pass the fees of credit reports, criminal background checks, employment history reports, and rental history reports off to tenants. The ACLU-CT supports access to safe and affordable housing.



Bill number

HB 6780/ HB 6781