OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 112

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

SUMMARY:

This bill exempts three additional public housing projects from requirements regarding the sale, lease, transfer, or destruction of projects owned by housing authorities that receive, or have received, state financial assistance. The additional projects are:

1. Truman Apartments in Waterbury,

2. William V. Begg Apartments in Waterbury, and

3. Mills Memorial Apartments in Meriden.

In general, the law prohibits such housing authorities from disposing of a housing project, or any part of it, if doing so would remove it from the low- or moderate-income rental market.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

BACKGROUND

Exempted Housing Projects

The law already exempts the following housing projects from the specified requirements:

1. Phase I of Father Panik Village in Bridgeport;

2. Elm Haven in New Haven;

3. Pequonnock Gardens Project in Bridgeport;

4. Evergreen Apartments in Bridgeport;

5. Quinnipiac Terrace/Riverview in New Haven;

6. Dutch Point in Hartford;

7. Southfield Village in Stamford; and

8. Fairfield Court in Stamford, upon approval by the Department of Housing and Urban Development of a HOPE VI revitalization application and a revitalization plan that includes at least the one-for-one replacement of low- and moderate-income units.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Housing Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

7

Nay

0

(03/06/2014)