State Funds For Shelter Housing & Lighting Michael Lione Park

March 16, 2015

State Representative Terry Adams joined Stamford’s legislative delegation and Governor Dannel P. Malloy today in announcing a significant state grant to Shelter for the Homeless to help develop nearly 50 units of affordable and homeless rental housing in Stamford. The funding is expected to be approved during a special meeting of the State Bond Commission on March 17, along with a grant to the City of Stamford to assist with installation of lighting in Michael F. Lione Memorial Park.

“We appreciate Governor Malloy's help and support to bring more affordable housing to Stamford,” said State Representative. Terry Adams (D-Stamford). “This funding to create new units at the Beacon and lighthouse shelters will assist homeless people to get back on their feet and is very much needed.”

“Affordable and supportive housing helps individuals and families find stability and employment, and creates communities where families and young professionals can thrive. This is a key component of our efforts to get Connecticut moving again, and I’m proud that the state can help these improvements in Stamford become a reality,” Governor Malloy said.

The $2,503,480 grant to Shelter for the Homeless, Inc. will assist with the development of 46 units of affordable and homeless rental housing in Stamford.

The Lighthouse I project will create 14 units of rental housing, with eight units for households below 25% of area median income (AMI) and six units for households below 50% of AMI. The Beacon II project will create 32 single room occupancy units for homeless persons below 25% of AMI.

The Bond Commission is also expected to approve a $537,000 grant-in-aid to the City of Stamford to assist with installation of lighting in Michael F. Lione Memorial Park.

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