Fairfield Commons is a 25 unit supportive housing development partnership with Laurel House on Fairfield Avenue in Stamford. Sources of public and private financing were combined for this project, including McKinney-Vento Act Homeless Assistance funding and project based vouchers from the Stamford Housing Authority. This development preserves 5 existing historic homes containing 19 units and 6 units creating a supportive housing village with a central green and club house. Laurel House offers a case management office on site.
ADDRESS: 28 Perry St, Stamford, CT 06902
Friendship House is a 121-unit high-rise overlooking Long Island Sound and Washington Park in Stamford. Constructed in 1968, Friendship House offers spacious one, two, and three-bedroom units and broad views of the Long Island sound.
The property was purchased by MHA in partnership with New Neighborhoods, Inc. in July 2004 to preserve and maintain the building as an affordable rental community. Together, the two non-profit organizations have securedlow income housing tax credits and tax exempt bond financing through the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to undertake a $10 million renovation of the building. Renovations began in 2009 and completed in 2011.
ADDRESS: 235 West Main St, Stamford, CT 06902
A nationally recognized Mutual Housing community located on West Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut. This townhouse style 69-unit, $11.1 million development was financed with $3.5 million in grants from the City of Stamford and a $7.6 million grant from the State of Connecticut.
Parkside Gables was built in cooperation with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Stamford. It was the first Mutual Housing community to be built in Connecticut and Parkside Gables became a national model for future Mutual Housing developments.
It has won two awards a design award from the American Institute of Architects, and a Leadership Award from the Connecticut Housing Coalition for community outreach and leadership training programs. Parkside Gables was renovated and updated in 2008.
ADDRESS: 80 Spruce St, Stamford, CT 06902
A 48-unit apartment building located on Spruce Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to its renovation, the building was an abandoned HUD mortgaged property that had fallen into disrepair. MHA acquired and renovated the building in 1995 with assistance of a $2,687,700 HUD HOPE 2 grant.
In addition, MHA assembled financing from eight separate sources including the City of Stamford, Low-Income Housing Tax-Credits, and a $875,000 subsidized advance from the Federal Home Loan Bank's AHP with People's Bank. The first families moved into Trinity Park in August of 1996 and the building was fully occupied by October. The units at Trinity Park range from 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms, including a few 4 bedroom interior duplex units. The residents have a common recreational deck area as well as a community room for group activities.