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State Bond Commission Approves Funding for Housing and Economic Development


The State Bond Commission met on October 3, 2012. During that meeting it unanimously approved a Department of Economic and Community Development request for $11,040,915 in funds for the flexible housing program.

$7,040.915 is requested to preserve and recapitalize two supportive housing demonstration projects - Fairfield Apartments and Crescent Apartments - in Bridgeport. These units were originally financed through federal housing tax credits and tax-exempt bond funds that are at the end of their 15 year period. This funding would sustain these 2 projects for 30 years.

$4,000,000 is requested to provide a grant-in-aid to the Hartford Housing Authority to finance costs associated with decommissioning 770 units at the Bowles Park and Westbrook Village moderate rental housing developments.

The Commission also unanimously approved a DECD request for $150,000 for Regional Economic Development Assistance. These funds would be used to provide grants in aid for regional economic development planning to analyze demographic and socio-economic data to enable the regions to obtain economic development district status.

The funds would be distributed equally to the following:

  • Northwest Connecticut Economic Development Corporation
  • Central Connecticut Economic Alliance
  • MetroHartford Alliance 
  • Naugatuck Valley Community Economic Development Strategy
  • Housatonic Valley Council of Governments
  • Connecticut Estuary Region Council of Governments

Click here for the full agenda from the bond commission meeting.


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