Stratford Delegation announces Grant for Housing Improvements
State Representative Joseph P. Gresko (D- 121st District) – along with Representative Phil Young (D-120th District), Representative Ben McGorty (R- 122nd District), Senator Dennis Bradley (D- 23rd District), Senator Kevin Kelly (R- 21st District) – announced a $3.19 million increase in funding for the Stratford Housing Authority after a special meeting of the State Bond Commission.
The grant-in-aid which has been approved for the Stratford Housing Authority will be used to help rehabilitate Shiloh Gardens’ 60 affordable housing units meant for elderly residents.
“This is great news for Shiloh Gardens, which is in my district, as well as the Town of Stratford overall,” Rep. Gresko said. “Our elderly community needs our support now more than ever, and that starts with making sure we create safe and modern living environments. I’m grateful to the State Bond Commission for making it possible to make these much-needed improvements to Shiloh Gardens.”
“These funds will provide a boost to some of our town’s most vulnerable residents, and I thank the State Bond Commission for agreeing to provide the means necessary to make these essential and long-awaited modernizations,” said Rep. Young.
“We applaud this investment in Stratford elderly affordable housing,” Sen. Kelly said. “This funding will improve safety, accessibility and the quality of life for the residents at Shiloh Gardens. We thank the governor for recognizing this need.”
“I’m pleased to see this development in the rehabilitation of Shiloh Gardens. This program supports a number of seniors and individuals with disabilities in Stratford, and this funding will go a long way towards ensuring they have safe and accessible housing,” Rep. McGorty said.
“The Town of Stratford is thankful and appreciative of the state funding for the Shiloh Gardens remodeling project,” said Stratford Mayor Laura R. Hoydick. “These funds will update and modernize the living conditions of the units and further enhance the updates of the property that has been done to date.”