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Commission Approves Funds for Townley Apartments

HARTFORD —  The State Bond Commission on Friday approved a $1.8 million grant for upgrades to Hartford’s Townley Street Apartments in the Asylum Hill neighborhood.

The $1.8 million grant-in-aid from the state Department of Housing was requested for new roofs, windows and insulation, kitchen and bath upgrades, replacement of existing boilers and hot water heaters, and interior and exterior building improvements including a new closed circuit TV security system for the 28 units.

In a statement released after the Bond Commission’s meeting, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the availability of housing was a top priority because “the benefits extend far beyond the families and communities immediately impacted.”

State Representative Matthew Ritter (D-Hartford) praised  announcement.

“I want to thank the Governor and the Bond Commission for understanding that this funding will allow the Townley Street Apartments to be more environmentally-friendly, and more livable for residents,” said Ritter who is serving his  second term serving Hartford’s 1st Assembly district. “It is important to make these necessary investments in Hartford, allowing places like Townley Street Apartments to be available for use long-term.”

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NINA To Host Asylum Hill Historic Homes Open House

HARTFORD –The Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance has scheduled a tour of two renovated town homes in the Asylum Hill neighborhood during an open house this weekend.

The tour is slated for Oct. 16 and 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is set to begin at 87-89 Atwood St. It will include Victorian era homes on Sargeant Street.

The event is sponsored by NINA, and other community organizations.  Ken Johnson, executive director of NINA, oversaw the meticulous restoration of the homes, which are all for sale.

The homes are  located in Asylum Hill and are within walking distance from work, restaurants, theaters, nightclubs and beautiful parks, organizers said.   This Old House magazine named Asylum Hill in Hartford “one of the best places in the U.S. to buy an historic house…  home to a diverse mix of singles and couples, many of them first-time buyers, as well as empty-nesters looking for an urban lifestyle.”

“People are often surprised at how spacious and affordable the homes are,” Johnson said.

NINA has been revitalizing Asylum Hill since 2003.  Formed by six major Hartford institutions to improve the Asylum Hill neighborhood, NINA engages residents, addresses quality of life issues and develops home ownership opportunities to make Asylum Hill a desirable place to live, work and play.

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