Borough housing authority to receive grant for renovations

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Housing Authority will receive a $2.5 million state grant for renovations of its 36-unit senior housing development on Millville Avenue.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and other state officials announced on Monday $61.5 million in grants to fund 24 affordable housing projects in 20 towns. Altogether, the grants will impact 978 homes, according to the press release.

According to the press release, the Naugatuck project will mingle state and local funding to make exterior improvements, along with “quality of life” upgrades inside individual dwellings at the Robert Hutt Congregate Housing Complex.

In an email response to questions, Naugatuck Housing Authority Director Christine Warren said the 26-year-old housing complex houses 36 frail and elderly residents. The three-story building contains studio apartments, a resident lounge and dining room.

The grant will help pay for a roof replacement, solar installation, new air conditioning in common areas, paving of the parking lot and driveway, along with upgrades to alarms, flooring, lighting, the boiler and the building’s commercial-grade kitchen, Warren said.

“We’re so elated that our grant request for the Robert E. Hutt Congregate Housing Complex was awarded,” Warren wrote.