Milford leads region in Nov. housing permits

BY Natalie Missakian

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The city of Milford posted the most new home-building activity in the region in November as the number of new housing permits rose statewide compared to a year ago, new figures show.

Across Connecticut, 104 cities and towns authorized 324 new housing units in November, compared to 209 in November 2016, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development. Most of the permits were either for single-family homes (166) or dwellings with five or more units (131).

Among New Haven and Middlesex County communities, Milford issued the most permits at 13, followed by Essex, which issued 12. Simsbury approved the state's highest number of permits in November, at 50.

Although up compared to a year ago, the number of new housing permits statewide fell significantly compared to October, when Connecticut communities issued 507, the most of any month so far this year.

And new home-building activity for the first 11 months of 2017 is still behind last year, with 3,522 permits issued compared to 3,905 during the same period in 2016, the figures show.

The report is based on municipalities tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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