September 19, 2012

31 CT towns see $10.9M in grants

Connecticut is distributing community block grants totaling $10.9 million to 31 towns for everything from affordable housing to economic development, authorities say.

The state's Small Cities Program funding, with grant amounts ranging from $300,000 to $500,000, is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program, the governor's office said Wednesday.

Grants are being awarded to:

Ansonia — $300,000

The city will assist ten properties with projects including lead testing and abatement, energy efficiency upgrades, code enforcement, electrical and plumbing improvements, and window and door replacement.

Beacon Falls — $300,000

The town will initiate a housing rehabilitation program to help preserve ten existing properties.

Berlin — $500,000

The town will use the funding to renovate Marjorie Moore Village, a 40-unit senior housing rental project. Renovations include ADA upgrades, installation of a generator, and rehabilitation of the bathrooms and kitchens.

Bethlehem — $300,000

The town will establish a housing rehabilitation program to provide assistance to approximately ten households. Applicants can undertake energy efficiency upgrades, ADA modifications, septic repairs, electrical upgrades, roof and gutter replacement, and the installation of new windows and doors.

Brookfield — $300,000

Brookfield will upgrade ten houses including septic repairs, door and window replacement, installation of fire and carbon monoxide detectors, roof and gutter replacements, and environmental testing and abatement.

Burlington/Harwinton — $300,000

The Burlington/Harwinton Regional Housing Rehabilitation is starting a regional housing rehab program to revitalize 22 units of low- and moderate-income housing including energy efficiency upgrades, ADA modifications, septic repairs, electrical upgrades, roof and gutter replacement, and the installation of new windows and doors.

Canton — $500,000

Canton Housing Authority plans to renovate 12 units of elderly housing under Phase 2 work at 21 Dowd Avenue. Work includes accessibility and electrical upgrades and improvements to the community room.

Coventry — $300,000

The town will use the funding to continue its Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners make improvements. Upgrades to 15 units may include roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

East Windsor — $400,000

Funding will be used to reconstruct Cricket Road and a part of Prospect Hill Drive in the Prospect Hill neighborhood. This will improve the general condition of the streets as well as the storm drainage capacity.

Ellington — $300,000

Ellington will continue its Regional Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to help ten low- and moderate-income homeowners in Ellington, Somers, and Suffield rehabilitate their homes. Upgrades may include roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Enfield — $300,000

The town will continue its Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners make improvements. Projects to 15 units may include roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Hampton — $300,000

Funding will provide Hampton, Scotland, Pomfret, and Eastford with assistance in rehabilitating 12 low- and moderate-income housing units.

Jewett City — $445,840

Funds will be used for phase 3 renovations at the Ashland Manor Senior Housing complex in Jewett City. Improvements include paving of sidewalks, fencing, and sanitary line repairs, ceiling repairs in 20 units and improvements to the community building.

Killingly — $300,000

Killingly will rehabilitate ten low- and moderate-income housing units.

Litchfield — $371,000

The town plans to rehabilitate 16 low-and moderate income units at the Tannery Brooks Co-operative complex including replacing the roof and windows, addressing handicap access, and access to the laundry room.

Marlborough — $300,000

Marlborough will begin a housing rehabilitation program to rehabilitate ten units of low- and moderate-income housing. Eligible improvements include roof replacement, heating systems, window and door replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Mansfield — $300,000

Mansfield will begin a housing rehabilitation program to rehabilitate 12 low- and moderate-income housing units. Eligible improvements include roof replacement, heating systems, window and door replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Naugatuck — $500,000

The Housing Authority will upgrade existing ADA-compliant units. The renovations will include minor hall relocations, new kitchen cabinets, grab bars, and accessories. In addition, six new ADA units will be added by renovating six units to allow them to meet the requirements of fully handicap accessible units.

Old Saybrook — $471,000

The Housing Authority plans to renovate 30 units in the Saye Brook Village Senior Housing complex with improvements to kitchen interiors, bathroom ADA upgrades, and replacing roofs.

Plainfield — $300,000

Plainfield will rehabilitate 12 low- and moderate-income housing units including roof replacement, heating systems, window and door replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Preston — $300,000

Preston will rehabilitate ten low- and moderate-income housing units including roof replacement, heating systems, window and door replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Salisbury — $300,000

The town will act as the lead for a multi-jurisdictional Regional Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Program for Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Sharon and Salisbury. Financial assistance will be provided to income-eligible households to correct code violations and make energy efficiency upgrades.

Stafford — $300,000

The town will help ten low- and moderate-income homeowners make improvements including roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Thompson — $500,000

Thompson will undertake the first phase of renovations at the Gladys Green/Pineview Court Elderly Housing Complex, which has 70 units of elderly housing. Improvements include upgrading the fire alarm system, reconstruction of bathrooms, kitchen upgrades, and reconstruction of three units for full ADA compliance.

Tolland — $300,000

Tolland will continue its Housing Rehabilitation Program, which provides financial assistance to low- and moderate-income households. Funds will be used to address septic system repairs, roofing, siding, structural deficiencies, replacement windows, insulation, and plumbing.

Vernon – $300,000

Funding will be used to start a Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to help 16 low-and moderate-income homeowners make improvements. Funds may be used for correcting substandard conditions and code violations, repairing septic systems, and energy efficiency upgrades.

Wallingford — $500,000

The Wallingford Housing Authority will continue to upgrade housing units in the Ulbrich Heights neighborhood. The Authority plans to correct serious basement flooding and water infiltration in approximately 34 units.

Waterford — $300,000

Waterford will rehabilitate 12 units of low- and moderate-income housing including roof replacement, heating systems, window and door replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

Wethersfield — $500,000

The town will renovate the James Devlin Senior Housing Complex, rental housing for seniors and people with disabilities. Renovations to 50 units will include roof replacement, ADA upgrades to the community room, and installation of a new alarm system.

Windham — $300,000

The town will rehabilitate approximately 10 units of low- and moderate-income units.

Woodbridge — $300,000

Woodbridge will continue its town-wide rehabilitation program by addressing health and safety violations at 12 housing units.

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