Sen. Kissel, Enfield Officials Applaud Funding for Affordable Housing

November 25, 2013

State officials are applauding the governor’s approval of the Enfield Housing Authority’s application for $480,000 in grant funding to assist in modernizing the local housing portfolio.

The funding will go toward pre-development work for Woodside Park, Ella Grasso Manor, Windsor Court and Enfield Manor. It will be used for architectural and engineering design, environmental studies and other development work to enable EHA to apply for project funding.

“We are excited about the improvements we are making to our housing stock which will be of great benefit to the residents of Enfield,” said Scott Bertrand, executive director of the Enfield Housing Authority. “This is good news for the residents of Enfield.”

EHA has begun a $1.5 million renovation project at Mark Twain Congregate Living Center that is expected to be completed within six months. Earlier this year, the EHA also initiated a $2 million, five-year capital improvement plan for general renovations at Green Valley and Laurel Park.

“Demands for affordable housing continue to rise in Enfield and throughout Connecticut,” Sen. John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) said. “For our seniors and for all of our residents, our goal is to make certain our affordable housing is secure, up-to-date, and accessible. We very much appreciate this funding.”

“This funding will be crucial in laying groundwork for future affordable housing projects that will benefit all residents of Enfield,” Rep. David W. Kiner (D-Enfield) said. “I thank the Governor for his awareness of this issue by approving this funding.”

“The announcement by Governor Malloy approving a $480,000 housing grant for Enfield is welcomed news,” Rep. David Alexander (D-Enfield) said. “Maintaining and improving local housing is a quality of life issue that deserves our support.”