$7.9 Million for Norwalk Affordable Housing

October 5, 2016

Representative Bruce Morris lauds the governor's announcement that the state Department of Housing will provide $7.9 million for affordable housing in Norwalk.

The department will provide $3,547,000 to assist the owner of The Marvin, 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.

The department is also providing $4,385,000 for Ludlow Commons, a 44-unit state congregate housing development owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk, 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 (6 units), ADA accessories and exhaust fans (44 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.

The announcement was made by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Executive Director Karl F. Kilduff.

“This is great news for people seeking a quality, affordable place to call home. This is a great investment by the state in Norwalk," Morris said.

“Our administration has prioritized the creation of quality, affordable housing as a key component of our strategy to jumpstart Connecticut’s economy. Access to housing means more jobs, more revenue and more business development,” Governor Malloy said. “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.”

“Housing that’s affordable to Connecticut’s workforce is key to attracting talent and keeping a strong labor pool in the state,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “These resources fund projects that meet multiple state goals — improving housing options, making energy efficiency upgrades, and developing strong relationships with our community partners.”