Malloy taps Darien leader as housing commissioner

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated a former Darien first selectman as commissioner of the Department of Housing, a new state agency he proposed to consolidate housing programs currently administered in several agencies and provide a coordinated approach to addressing Connecticut's housing needs.

Evonne M. Klein served as Darien's top official from 2003 to 2009. Malloy on Thursday credited her with helping to expand affordable housing in Darien, including developing an affordable housing plan and zoning regulations to increase affordable housing stock.

Malloy said Klein will be an advocate for ensuring the state has "quality, affordable housing that will drive economic growth." Last year, Malloy unveiled plans to spend $30 million a year over the next decade to boost spending on supportive and affordable housing.

Klein's nomination awaits legislative approval.

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Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
 
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Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
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