There is a program in Stamford, Connecticut, where tenants pay below market rate rents for apartments in the city's luxury high-rises and are supposed to be treated exactly the same as tenants who pay market rate, but that's not happening according to CT Examiner.
Housing and Community Development Director Emily Gordon, who oversees Stamford's below market rate program, said it is actually a zoning regulation.
It requires that new residential developments with 10 or more units assign the 10 percent of them as below market rate for the life of the building. Each property company manages its own below market rate units, including maintaining wait lists and verifying tenant incomes. Some companies do it themselves; others hire a contractor or contract with the Stamford housing authority to do it.
The below market rate program keeps growing but her office does not have the “authority or expertise” to help tenants with many of the problems they face as discrimination or evictions, Gordon said.
For that reason, if you have any of these problems, we are happy to help you.
CT Examiner, (2023) https://ctexaminer.com/2023/02/20/stamford-tenants-in-below-market-rate-units-vulnerable-to-non-compliant-landlords/
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