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  • 2007 Tour of the Shoreline

  • In 2007, our first year of operation, we were able to sponsor a full day of activities for town officials and local residents, including touring to six affordable housing developments, to help educate, build support, and reduce opposition to affordable housing projects planned by HOPE Partnership. The tour was a tremendous success, generating a lot of interest, goodwill, some press coverage, and requests from area towns to be included in our “next tour”.

  • Rosenthal Gardens, Branford, CT

    Rosenthal Gardens
    Kirkham Street, Branford

    A collaborative effort of the Mutual Housing Association, the Branford Interfaith Housing Corporation, and the Selectman’s office to convert the Rosenthal property on Kirkham Street to low and moderate income housing for the elderly. The secluded two-acre parcel, home to Dr. Richard and Jane Rosenthal for many years, features a pond and botanical gardens which will be restored and open to the public. The Botanical Garden dates back to 1897 and is a gift from the Rosenthal family. In addition to providing housing for older citizens, the area known as the “Twin Pools” will be used for walking, concerts and other activities. The location is within walking distance of the town center. This project will preserve a historic property in the community and demonstrate the power of community groups coming together for the benefit of everyone.

    Total Units: 17
    Affordable Units: 100%
    Income Limits: 25 – 60 percent of AMI

    Profile: Rehabilitation of an existing building for five low- and moderate-income housing units and construction of a new building with twelve units on adjacent vacant land

    Completed: Under Construction

    Total Development Cost: $3,580,700 (est.)

    Major Sources:
    * Federal HOME program, the largest affordable housing program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    * Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), offered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).
    * Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, operated by DECD


  • Westbrook Cooperative, Westbrook, CT

  • Westbrook Community Housing, Inc.
    Patchogue Place & Little Creek Lane

    Constructed on town-owned land, the co-operative is a part of a larger complex that includes a congregate living facility. The co-operative of 14 units was developed in response to a proposal put forward by a non-profit formed by local residents. Senator Eileen Daly, who was the first selectperson at the time, was instrumental in this project. The co-op is self-managed by the families that live there. New members ‘purchase’ their co-op membership according to equity formula outlined in the Declaration.

    Total Units: 14
    Affordable Units: 100%
    Income Limits: Up to 100% AMI

    Profile: Attached duplexes on two areas of the site: 8 units in one, 6 in the other

    Completed: 1994

    Major Sources:
     Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Limited Equity Co-operative program