HARTFORD, CT – April 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Killingly senior citizens will have additional affordable housing options, Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) reported today on the eve of the State Bond Commissions vote to help fund the construction 6 new units of congregate elderly housing in Killingly.
“We owe it to our senior citizens to provide quality affordable housing options so that they may continue to live in their hometowns, near their friends and families,” said Senator Williams. “The new units at Maple Courts II will provide homes for people who have been on the facility’s waiting list.”
The Killingly Housing Authority will receive a $1.5 million grant to expand its existing congregate facility at Maple Courts II to include six new congregate units. The new units will enhance the financial sustainability of the facility without significantly raising the rents of the existing units.
Funding for this development is being awarded pursuant to a highly competitive public RFP process in which applicants first submitted conceptual proposals and then detailed applications demonstrating the need for this housing in the community, the project’s financial feasibility, and the readiness and capacity of the applicant.
State-financed congregate housing offers seniors who are sixty-two years old or older affordable housing with the supportive services necessary so they can maintain a quasi-independent lifestyle. Residents have private living quarters and dine communally in a central dining area. This housing is intended for people who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living.
The funding requires State Bond Commission approval.