Grand Opening of Legion Court

[Officials at ribbon cutting ceremony for Legion Court]
(l to r) Jacqueline Simpson, Housing Development Agent, CT Department of Housing; Evonne Klein, Commissioner, CT Department of Housing; Sharon Castelli, Chief Executive Officer, Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation; Alanna Kabel, HUD Hartford Director, Community Planning & Development; Alice Minervino, Director, Housing & Homeless Services, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services; and Jean Wagner, Chair, Chrysalis Center Inc. and Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 4, 2017, for Legion Court, a new housing development for veterans and families facing homelessness. Located in the South End of Hartford, the former vacant parcel of land was developed into twelve newly constructed townhouse apartments.

HUD has committed up to $101,640 per year to Legion Court with seven rental assistance certificates (formerly known as Shelter Plus Care) funded through the Continuum of Care ( program. Additional funding includes five Rental Assistance Program vouchers by the State of Connecticut Department of Housing. The Chrysallis Center, Inc. will provide supportive case management for each family.

Last month, Secretary Castro announced additional Continuum of Care program awards of $1.95 billion in grants to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs across the nation. As a result of these awards, Connecticut will receive an additional $44,583,760 for 148 projects statewide.

[Interior view of a Legion Court apartment unit]    [Interior view of a Legion Court apartment unit]


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