Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development

Old Town Hall
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Appointments Preferred, Call 203-256-3120)

Mission Statement

To develop and administer programs that stimulate and encourage economic development, revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods, facilitate and promote affordable housing, and preserve and enhance the overall well-being of the community.

About The Office of Community & Economic Development

Community Development initiatives seeks to encourage homeownership, expand economic opportunities, maintain the Town’s affordable housing stock, and respond to the needs of the Town’s low and moderate-income populations.  As an entitlement community, Fairfield receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which the Office administers on behalf of the Town.  In coordination with the Affordable Housing Committee (AHC), the Office works to encourage, promote and facilitate the development of affordable housing in Fairfield.  The Office also oversees the Downtown Employee Parking Program, as well as various streetscape and beautification initiatives in the central business district and other commercial corridors.  The Office also serves as the fair housing agent for the Town of Fairfield. 

Economic Development activities focus on business retention and expansion, business recruitment and small business development.  Working with the local Economic Development Commission (EDC) and other partners, our overarching mission is to create jobs and enhance the tax base through appropriate commercial development while preserving the Town’s historic character and quality of life. 

Visit our Business portal and our Economic Development page for business information and our Community Development page for helpful tools for homebuyers and homeowners.

Contact Us

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Mark S. Barnhart, Director