Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas is a reporter at the Connecticut Mirror.

When Affordable Housing Is Separated By Design

Connecticut’s approach to affordable housing creates pockets of poverty, where low-income people are locked out of opportunities that are just around the corner.

a photo of Westport, Connecticut

Inside a Wealthy Suburban Bid to Oust a Law Firm Fighting Segregation

Westport is the second Connecticut town this year to pressure one of the state’s leading law firms to abandon its affordable housing work—or risk losing the local school system as a client.

A line of stores in Westport, Connecticut

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.