Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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December 18, 2020

Senator Anwar Encouraged by State Bond Commission’s Support if East Hartford, East Windsor Projects

State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) welcomed and encouraged the State Bond Commission’s release of significant funding for important affordable housing renovations in East Hartford and for transfer of land ownership in East Windsor. These projects will deliver significant improvements to residents in those towns.

“I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their continued support of important projects benefitting our communities,” said Sen. Anwar. “The investment in Veterans Terrace will provide improved standards of living for members of our community experiencing financial hardship, while the homeowners impacted by the foreclosure of their initial community land trust will be able to regain control and full ownership of their properties. These projects will be strongly beneficial for residents of our towns.”

According to the State Bond Commission’s agenda for its December 18 meeting, the following projects will receive support:

  • East Hartford’s Veterans Terrace Communities will receive $1.3 million to support the demolition and new construction of 54 affordable rental units for households at or below 50 percent of the local area median income, the final phase of redevelopment for the property.
  • The Department of Housing will receive approval to convey the Community Housing Land Bank and Land Trust property on Phelps Road in East Windsor to the Town of East Windsor, allowing the municipality to take ownership of a parcel of land containing 16 homes. The land was formerly owned by a community land trust nonprofit, which went through foreclosure roughly seven years ago. By taking ownership of the property, the town will be able to subdivide the property, ensuring each of the 16 homes’ owners are transferred ownership of their specific sections of the parcel.