Simsbury Receives Economic Development Grant

August 8, 2017

Working toward decent housing and stable neighborhoods for the most vulnerable has always been a priority. This grant will not only improve the housing at these locations, but will contribute to employment and economic activity that will benefit our town.

Simsbury received $750,000 for improvements to the Dr. Owen L. Murphy Apartments and Virginia Connolly Residence. Work will include the replacement of a 6000 gallon underground fuel oil storage tank, the installation of a new generator for the complex and replacement storm doors for 140 units at Owen L. Murphy Apartments and the completion of the driveway and sidewalks.

Administered by Department of Health (DOH), with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grants are awarded to small towns that have a population below 50,000 residents and will advance projects that develop and preserve affordable housing, provide services to the most vulnerable residents in their communities, and also create and retain jobs.

I look forward to the improvements that will make these complexes more weather hardy and increase the quality of life for the affected neighborhoods.

Press Release: Hampton - Money for Simsbury