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State Awards $7 Million To Norwalk For 2 Affordable Housing Developments

Dannel Malloy
Dannel Malloy Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

NORWALK, Conn. – Two Norwalk housing facilities will receive about $7 million as part of a state initiative to improve affordable housing.

Ludlow Commons Congregate and The Marvin are two of 13 affordable housing developments in 11 municipalities statewide chosen for the program, which includes more than $55 million in loans and grants, leveraged with significant investments from the private sector, state officials said.

“Our administration has prioritized the creation of quality, affordable housing as a key component of our strategy to jump start Connecticut’s economy," said Gov. Dannel Malloy in a press release. "Access to housing means more jobs, more revenue, and more business development. These kinds of capital investments are revitalizing the state’s existing stock of affordable housing, while creating new opportunities for private sector investments.”

Ludlow Commons Congregate, a 44-unit state housing development owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk, will receive approximately $3.4 million for renovations. The work will include new Energy Star windows, hallway flooring, common area ADA bathroom upgrades, elevator upgrades, fire alarm system upgrades, unit upgrades including ADA walk in showers (six units), ADA accessories and exhaust fans for all units), kitchen cabinet replacement, unit flooring replacement, unit painting, laundry room upgrades, interior and exterior LED lighting, new asphalt paved roadway/parking area. This project leverages approximately $42,000 in energy rebates and $100,000 of owner reserves, officials said.

The Marvin, a congregate housing facility for elderly residents with 49 one-bedroom unit, will receive about $3.55 million to assist the owner, 60 Gregory Blvd LP, with the rehabilitation of the property. Rehabilitation will include upgraded walkways, entries and rear patio access areas as well as upgrading to energy efficient mechanical systems, window replacements, elevator upgrades, and site lighting upgrades. This project leverages $54,000 in energy rebates and $210,000 of owner reserves, officials said.

Approximately $35 million is part of a 10-year, $300 million state housing revitalization program, while the remaining $20 million is part of the ninth round of the state's Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties program, according to the press release. Rehabilitation of these units will benefit more than 14,000 people, officials said.

“Ensuring access to quality, safe, and affordable housing for Connecticut residents is good for the economy, good for local businesses and it adds vibrancy to our communities.” said Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Executive Director Karl Kilduff.

The other communities receiving money were:

  • Glastonbury: About $6.5 million for Center Village.
  • Hamden: About $6.5 million for Westwoods Place.
  • Hartford: About $1.3 million for the Rose Garden Limited Equity Cooperative.
  • Manchester: About $3.6 million for the Westhill Gardens Congregate.
  • Meriden: $5.7 million for Yale Acres.
  • New Canaan: About $5.1 million for Millport Phase II.
  • Shelton: About $3.3 million for the Helen DeVaux Apartments.
  • Stamford: About $4.6 million for Lawn Hill Terrace.
  • Willimantic: About $4.9 million for Marcella Eastman Curran Terrace. and about $2.6 million for the Murray Building.
  • Windsor: About $4.4 million for Millbrook Village.

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