Franklin residents and town officials had long been aware of their town's need for affordable senior housing. In this small town of under 1,000 people, older homeowners with fixed incomes who could no longer maintain their homes were unable to find affordable apartments in town. Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) identified available land and gained support for the project from local … [Read more...]
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Located in northwestern Connecticut on the southern edge of the Berkshires, Stuart Farm in Kent is an example of the scale and quality of affordable housing that works neatly in small New England towns. As the latest affordable housing developed by Kent Affordable Housing, Inc. (KAH), Stuart Farm sits on two acres bordering a land preserve and consists of five apartments—two two-bedrooms, two … [Read more...]
The Village at Killingly is located in Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" and is home to 116 families with income at or below sixty percent of the area median. The Village includes one- to three-bedroom apartments as well as a community room and play area. The property is owned and managed by The Caleb Foundation, which has staff on-site who provide property management and resident services. The … [Read more...]
The Litchfield Housing Trust (LHT) provides opportunities for families with income below eighty percent of the area median to afford to live in Litchfield. This all volunteer housing trust has built both homeownership and rental units over the past twenty years, resulting in about 45 permanently affordable homes, which blend naturally into this historic village. As part of its technical … [Read more...]
Ferry Crossing involves a unique cooperative working relationship between the project sponsors and the Town of Old Saybrook. The town owns the site and has executed a 75-year ground lease for the project to local nonprofit HOPE Partnership. Old Saybrook was the first town in Connecticut to adopt the Incentive Housing Zone regulations as part of its overall zoning standards. This project is the … [Read more...]
The Sharon Housing Authority (SHA) is a state-chartered housing authority in the small affluent northwestern town of Sharon, Connecticut. The SHA currently owns a 20-unit family rental development at Sharon Ridge. After the local group conducted a needs assessment, they decided to expand on their site to potentially double the number of affordable family housing units. Housing Connections helped … [Read more...]
Set on 4.8 acres of wooded land in central Wilton, Wilton Commons is a congregate senior housing facility that provides an ideal mix of convenience and rural living for its residents. The first phase includes 51 apartments with on-site amenities such as a central dining room, a library, crafts and recreation rooms, meditation space, beauty shop, and a small store. Twenty-three units congregate … [Read more...]