Out of Balance: Subsidized Housing, Segregation and Opportunity in Connecticut
Approximately half of Latinos and Blacks in Connecticut reside in the 2% of the land area of the state assessed less likely to have access to opportunity structures like high performing schools, safe streets, and employment opportunities. Only 9% of Whites live in such areas. This deep level of segregation and opportunity isolation undergirds the web of structures that create some of the deepest racial opportunity gaps in the country in educational, employment, health, and criminal justice outcomes.
Open Communities Alliance's September 2017 Out of Balance report shines a light on the opportunity gap in Connecticut and the role subsidized housing policy plays in generating and reinforcing it.