Sen. Kane & Sen. Debicella Welcome Expected Funding For Norman L. Ray House

May 20, 2008

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) and Senator Dan Debicella (R-21) said they welcome the release of state funds for emergency repairs at state-financed rental housing developments, including the $581,815 expected for mold remediation at the Norman L. Ray House in Seymour.

“This is good news for the people who live in the Norman Ray House, and I want to thank Governor Rell for her continued support for Seymour,” said Senator Kane, noting recent Small Town Economic Assistance grants for sidewalks and repairs to Sochrin’s Pond Dam.

“We look forward to seeing this funding in place and the completion of the mold remediation project. We are proud to continue our work on behalf of Seymour residents, and want to thank Governor Rell for her continued advocacy on behalf of the people who live here,” said Senator Debicella.

The Norman L. Ray House is a 40-unit elderly housing development in Seymour.

Earlier this week, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced the release of approximately $4 million from the new State-Assisted Housing Sustainability Fund for emergency repairs at state financed housing developments. The fund, created last year to help preserve state-financed rental housing for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents, is administered by the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) in consultation with the State-Assisted Housing Sustainability Advisory Committee.

The Norman L. Ray House mold remediation project is included on a preliminary list of properties identified by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) as meeting the criteria for needing emergency repairs. Projects included on the preliminary list are subject to an application, review and approval process managed by DECD and CHFA. The funding is in the form of deferred loans.