As homeowners and renters in Bridgeport, the recent 29% tax increase means too much of our incomes must go to keeping a roof over our head. Some of us can no longer afford to stay in homes we have worked our whole lives to own. The tax increase also means our houses are now worth less on the market, so if we sell we will lose money. Those of us who rent know our landlords are facing the same financial pressures, which means they’ll have to raise our rents, and they have less incentive to make repairs or invest in property improvements. It feels like Bridgeport is sinking.
If you are a homeowner or renter and you want a better Bridgeport, you have a voice. Tell your elected representatives you want positive change. Join Better Bridgeport and work with us for responsible solutions!