Implementer § 363 — DOH Health Care Worker Housing Program

Home Implementer § 363 — DOH Health Care Worker Housing Program

The bill authorizes up to $20 million in state GO bonds for DOH to (1) develop housing for health care workers and (2) fund the costs associated with the partnership described below. Under the bill, DOH must develop this housing together with the Chief Workforce Officer. It may use the bond funds for land acquisition, project design, and construction costs, among other things.

Under the bill, the DOH commissioner and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority executive director must seek to partner with one or more hospitals in the state to increase workforce housing options. By January 1, 2023, they must report to the Housing Committee on the partnership’s status and recommendations on other ways to increase these housing options.