May 25, 2018

CT's April home-building activity higher than 2017

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New housing construction in Connecticut picked up in April compared to the same time last year, but slowed slightly in the region and statewide compared to the previous month, according to a state report.

Connecticut's 104 cities and towns surveyed by the U.S. Census bureau issued 263 housing permits in April, compared to 208 in April 2017 and 285 in March of this year, the state Department of Economic and Community Development said.

Within New Haven and Middlesex counties, Milford issued the most permits for the second consecutive month at eight, down from 19 in March, followed by Clinton and Oxford, which each issued three.

Statewide, new housing activity for the first four months of 2018 is still pacing ahead of last year, with 1,297 permits issued compared to 981 for the first four months of 2017, the report said.

Most April permits were for single-family homes (164), followed by dwellings with five or more units (90), duplexes (6) and three-to-four unit multi-family homes (3).

Natalie Missakian can be reached at

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