William Collins

William Collins


William Collins, a home developer in West Hartford, Connecticut, takes a different method. A community is made up of all of its members, and Collins believes that good housing should be accessible to all. It not only benefits residents directly, but it also improves the overall quality of life in the community.

Cities used to construct basic brick cubes and call them houses. The idea was that low-income housing just needed to provide the most basic facilities, and some believed that if it provided anything more, residents would have little incentive to find employment and migrate to better accommodation.

Utility bills account for a significant portion of a family's monthly expenses, according to anyone in charge of paying them. That becomes a problem for low-income families, which can be alleviated by constructing energy-efficient houses. West Hartford, according to William Collins, can get very cold in the winters, so even if it isn't in the coldest section of the country, insulating homes to maintain the most heat keeps inhabitants safe and reduces bill spikes when the temperature drops.