New Canaan Receives State Money For Affordable Housing

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan will receive up to $5.1 million from the state to help build the Millport Phase II development.

Dannel Malloy
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The money is part of about $55 million the state is doling out in loans and grants to help 13 affordable housing developments in 11 towns and cities across Connecticut, according to a press release from the state.

The Housing Authority of New Canaan will use the money to help replace 18 units of aging federal public housing units with 30 new units of family housing, officials said in a press release. 

Millport Phase II is adjacent to Millport Phase I, which is currently being built. Together, the developments will provide 63 units of affordable family housing in Fairfield County, the press release said. A park, elementary school, and playground are all within walking distance of the site, which is about a half-mile from downtown New Canaan. 

“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 the 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. With these awards, we are ensuring our investments will be sustainable for the long term.” 

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.

“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:

  • 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.
  • Norwalk: About $3.4 million for the Ludlow Commons Congregate and about $3.5 million for The Marvin.
  • Shelton: About $3.3 million for the Helen DeVaux Apartments.
  • Stamford: $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. 
  • Glastonbury: $6.5 million for Center Village. 
  • Hamden: $6.5 million for Westwoods Place.

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