Community Development

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Mission Statement

To develop and administer programs to stimulate and encourage economic development, revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods, facilitate and promote affordable housing, and preserve and enhance the overall well-being of the community.

About Us

The Office of Community & Economic Development promotes and administers programs in Fairfield that help encourage homeownership, maintain the town’s affordable housing stock, and respond to the needs of Fairfield’s low- and moderate-income population when it comes to keeping their homes safe and habitable.

The Office of Community & Economic Development offers programs to eligible first-time home buyers, to current homeowners needing maintenance assistance, and to owners of multifamily units offering affordable rentals.

As an entitlement community, Fairfield receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program, which the Office administers on behalf of the Town. In coordination with the Affordable Housing Committee, the Office works to encourage, promote and facilitate the development of affordable housing in Fairfield. The Office also acts as the Fair Housing Agent for the Town of Fairfield.