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Regional Housing Plan


The Lower Connecticut River Valley Region is characterized by its stunning open space preserves, bustling downtowns, quaint main streets, and access to the Connecticut River. The Region’s natural resources, combined with its built environment, provide a quality of life that is unmatched. Unfortunately, development patterns over the last several decades have resulted in minimal opportunities for many of the state’s residents to migrate to the Region, resulting in population and job stagnation. For the Region to thrive, it must focus on addressing the lack of diversity in its housing options and consider ways to shift toward more sustainable, affordable, and attractive development patterns. During the 2021 creation of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Plan of Conservation and Development 2021-2031 (RPOCD), it was acknowledged that the Region must address housing options to increase diversity amongst the residents. In pursuit of this goal, RiverCOG created the Regional Housing Plan (RHP) as a comprehensive approach to addressing the Region’s unmet housing needs.


Regional Housing Plan Presentation (Youtube)

Plan Documents

Regional Housing Plan (Adopted July 2022) (Web Version | 8 MB) (Print Version | 45 MB)


Appendix A: Housing Market Study
Appendix B: Municipal 8-30j Plans (Preface)

Public Comment Records

Response to Public Comments


Archived Project Pages