The Congregate Grant Award

Mystic River Homes II- The Congregate has been awarded a significant grant through the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities program (CDBG). Provided by the Connecticut Department of Housing, the program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Additionally, another significant donation has also been awarded through the Housing Tax Credit Contribution program (HTCC).

These generous awards have been granted for “infrastructure upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing” for low-moderate income individuals.

Mystic River Homes is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to community social welfare by providing rental housing and related facilities and services suitable for the living requirements and special needs of the elderly or persons with disabilities of low or moderate income regardless of their race, color, creed or national origin.

Located in Noank, overlooking Beebe Cove, Mystic River Homes is comprised of two housing complexes:
The Cottages- 46 garden style apartments set in four single-story buildings and The Congregate – 51 apartments in a three-story building.

Received in 2020, this grant for The Congregate, will fund significant building improvements to ensure the ongoing safety, security and quality of life of its residents. Improvements scheduled include: installation of a new elevator, removal of obsolete fuel tanks, installation of a new backup generator, hot water system upgrades, new fire system pump as well as an expanded covered entrance and new heating/air conditioning units for each apartment.

In late 2018, The Cottages received a similar grant providing much needed funding to upgrade decades old kitchens, baths, flooring, plumbing and exhaust systems in individual units as well as improve exterior accessibility, lighting, sidewalks and landscaping.

“We look forward to delivering these significant improvements for this community while continuing to support and deliver quality to services to our residents. These awards are an essential component to maintaining our infrastructure and to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all. We are very grateful for the continued support by the State of Connecticut and the Town of Groton as well as individual and business donors and we recognize the importance of providing quality housing close to family and friends,” stated Board President, Missy Evans.

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