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Successful Renovation of Affordable Housing in Hartford


On Friday, May 17, developers, residents, and funders held a Re-Dedication Celebration for Capitol Towers, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and for persons with disabilities in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood, within site of the Legislative Office Building.  At the Towers, all tenants pay rents that are 30% of their household income. The building has 144 apartments, 136 of which are one-bedroom units; the remaining 8 are two-bedroom units.

The building was sponsored by Emanuel Lutheran Church when it opened in 1972, but in 2011, the Retirement Housing Foundation was chosen to run the building. In 2012, a $1.77 million renovation project was completed with funding from Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The Angelus Trust, and R4 Capital, Inc.

The renovation included the replacement of all unit windows, installation of new electrical panels, a-state-of-the-art fire alarm system, as well as other energy saving upgrades.



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