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Tax Liens: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Ryan Caron King

Tax liens might not sound like the "sexiest" topic. But for some property owners, they can mean the difference between keeping or losing a home.

This hour, we take a look at how these liens -- and, more specifically, the sales of these liens -- are affecting some of Connecticut’s most financially vulnerable residents. It’s the latest in our ongoing series with WNPR contributor Susan Campbell. 

Later, we also find out how affluent Connecticut towns like Fairfield and Newtown are working to develop new affordable and mixed-income housing options. We check in with municipal leaders and policy experts -- and we take your questions and comments, as well.


  • Susan Campbell - Writer and Hartford Courant columnist, who's been covering housing and homelessness for WNPR
  • Rex Fowler - Executive Director of the Hartford Community Loan Fund
  • Jeff Gentes - Manages foreclosure prevention work at the Connecticut Fair Housing Center and co-supervises a foreclosure clinic at Yale Law School
  • Katy Shafer - Deputy Policy Director at the Partnership for Strong Communities
  • Pat Llodra - First Selectman of Newtown, Connecticut

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Lucy Nalpathanchil and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.