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State okays $2 million to rehab Danbury apartments

February 1, 2017 GMT

DANBURY - The city’s first public housing project will undergo a renovation with the help of a $2 million grant approved by the state Bond Commission, state Rep. Bob Godfrey said.

Fairfield Ridge, a 58-apartment complex built shortly after World War II, is owned by the Danbury Housing Authority. The grants will pay for interior renovations, Godfrey said.

“Fairfield Ridge is our longest-standing public housing development, and we want it to serve working families for years to come,”Godfrey said in a prepared statement. “[M]y constituents consistently note that there are not enough housing opportunities for them. This is a step in the right direction.”

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State Rep. David Arconti agreed.

“There are many updates needed at Fairfield Ridge, and renovations are necessary to improve the neighborhood,” Arconti said in a prepared statement. “When completed, it will offer welcome opportunities for affordable homes.”