NEW HAVEN — New Haven Jewish Federation Housing Corporation has received a $2,855,069 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Assisted Living Conversion Program.
According to Rich Slutsky, CEO and president of the Housing Corporation, the funds will be used to convert 14 units in the Tower One/Tower East housing development from elderly units into assisted living units, “allowing residents to age in place and avoid transfers to more costly health care alternatives. In addition, there will be multiple laundry facilities making washers and dryers more accessible to residents, as well as some ground floor improvements including upgrades in both resident activity areas and dining services.”
As the winner of multiple Best Practice Awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Connecticut Assisted Living Association, the New Haven Jewish Federation Housing Corporation has received several previous grants to assist in similar unit conversions.
“This critical funding ensures that the elderly residents of Tower East will continue to live independently in a familiar and affordable location,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal. “I commend the New Haven Jewish Federation Housing Corporation for demonstrating the need for these essential renovations as well as its commitment to improving the lives of Tower East’s residents.”