OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 112 (File 56, as amended by Senate “A”)*

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

SUMMARY:

This bill exempts an additional public housing project, William V. Begg Apartments in Waterbury, from requirements regarding the sale, lease, transfer, or destruction of projects owned by housing authorities that receive, or have received, state financial assistance.

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.

*Senate Amendment “A” eliminates Mills Memorial Apartments in Meriden and Truman Apartments in Waterbury from the bill's exemptions for certain public housing projects.

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)

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

19

Nay

0

(04/02/2014)