Kent Affordable Housing is among two dozen entities getting grant money to help create, rehabilitate, or expand housing developments in 20 municipalities across the state. The $61.5 million in grants and loans will create or rehabilitate 978 homes. The state Department of Housing will provide a grant up to $779,000 to Kent Affordable Housing, to help develop 3 newly constructed affordable apartments at 19 Maple Street Extension. The project will serve households up to 50 percent of the area median income. Commissioner Evonne Klein says this development is centrally located, allowing residents to easily walk to downtown amenities, including banks, restaurants, the library, shopping outlets, and schools.