Distressed Municipalities


Updated annually, the Distressed Municipalities' lists identify the state’s most fiscally and economically distressed municipalities and are used by state agencies to target funds for needs which may include housing, insurance, open space, brownfield remediation and economic development programs, among others. The lists develop statistical indicators measuring the fiscal capacity of each municipality based on:
  • tax base
  • personal income of residents
  • the residents’ need for public services
View the Distressed Municipalities Criterion here  Note: A distressed municipality includes municipalities that no longer meet the threshold requirements but are still in a 5-year grace period. (See definition at CGS Sec. 32-9p(b).) These municipalities are listed in the 2023 list below.



For more information, email DECD@ct.gov.