Thomaston to Receive a Federal Grant for Affordable Senior Housing

August 18, 2014

Hartford- State Senator Jason Welch (R-31) today announced that the town of Thomaston will receive a federal grant for the improvement and development of affordable senior housing.

The town will use the $611,445 grant to replace a deteriorated roof and repaint exterior walls at Grove Manor, a converted school building with 27 units of elderly housing.

“These funds will help seniors in Thomaston stay near their loved ones,” said Senator Welch. “This money will also help alleviate some of the financial strain that is on the town and its taxpayers.”

This grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, which provides grants to eligible municipalities for economic development, affordable housing, community facilities and other revitalization projects. The program is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Housing.