Grant money is coming to Danbury from the state to help fund affordable housing improvements at The Glen Apartments. Danbury is among the municipalities sharing in 18-million dollars in grants and loans to help fund affordable housing developments in the state. Glen Apartments, which is owned and managed by the Danbury Housing Authority, is receiving $4.3 million. There are 100 apartments for the elderly in 23 buildings that were constructed in the 60s.
State Representative Bob Godfrey says the rehabilitation project includes upgrading lighting and insulation and converting heating and cooling systems. Godfrey says an emergency generator will be installed, each apartment will get an electricity meter and Call for Aid systems will be installed.
The rehabilitation project will include converting heating and cooling systems and making the community building fully handicapped accessible among other infrastructure projects.