Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crisco hails $400K HUD grant for Derby

HARTFORD - State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, D-Woodbridge, announced Monday that Derby will receive $400,000 in federal HUD grants for the rehabilitation of a dozen low- and moderate-income housing units in town.

Derby will receive $400,000 to rehabilitate 12 units of low- and moderate-income housing, including roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

“So much of who we are and what we do in our daily lives begins and ends with a safe, well-maintained home,” Crisco said. 
“It doesn’t make any difference if you’re young and single, middle-aged with kids or a senior citizen living alone, having decent housing is a basic necessity, and I’m glad to welcome these federal funds -administered by Connecticut’s Housing Department-to Derby.”

The grants are part of a total $12.8 in federal funds awarded to two dozen Connecticut cities and towns for affordable and senior housing, economic development and other revitalization projects.

The funds come 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.

“These grants will fund projects that are integral to increasing affordable housing in our state and improving the quality of life for residents,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
 “Right now we are making the most significant commitment in affordable housing that our state has seen in decades because we know that when we invest in housing, we invest in people, communities and our economic future.”

This is a press release from Crisco's office.  

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