Posted on June 20, 2019 by admin
State Representative Tom Delnicki (R-South Windsor), State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) and State Representative Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) announced today that the State Bond Commission is scheduled to approve funding for two housing projects that will respectively support a project upgrading senior and disabled housing in South Windsor and a project benefitting veteran housing in East Hartford when it meets next week. A total of more than $5 million will be allotted to the two projects, both of which will be rehabilitating and renovating currently existing units.
“It’s essential that these funds be allocated to the Wapping Mews as it is our oldest senior and disabled housing community in South Windsor, and is in desperate need of renovation. It’s high time that these renovations are done to ensure a safe and welcoming facility for our most vulnerable residents,” said Rep. Delnicki.
“We must invest in our towns, especially for housing like this that supports our senior and veteran populations. I’m heartened by the State Bond Commission’s decision to allocate funding for these important rehabilitation projects,” said Sen. Anwar. “With this vital funding, South Windsor and East Hartford will be able to support dozens of residents. I thank Governor Lamont and the Commission for their support.”
“This funding is essential in ensuring the housing needs of our veterans and seniors are met. Everyone should be able to live in a safe and clean environment that they can be proud of,” said Rep. Currey. “These properties are deteriorating and their maintenance is of the utmost importance to guarantee public safety. I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission for their support.”
Expected to be approved during the State Bond Commission’s June 26 meeting is $3,662,560 in funding to Veterans Terrace Communities I in East Hartford for the first phase of its redevelopment, which will include the demolition of 42 new units and new construction of 45 units. The funds will serve households at or below 50 percent of area median income. Additionally, the Commission is scheduled to approve $2.086 million in funds to assist with rehabilitation of the 30-unit Wapping Mews elderly and disabled facility in South Windsor, which serves households at or below 80 percent of area median income.