More people in Stamford will have a roof over their heads thanks to a state grant provided to the Shelter for the Homeless. The $2.5 million grant, announced by the Governor this month, will help with the development of nearly 50 units of affordable and homeless rental housing in the City.
The organization currently has 3 properties up and running in Stamford with plans to build 3 more in the next couple years. The new developments will serve over 30 more tenants, providing a total of over 50 people with housing. Executive Director Rafael Pagan says this is important in a city where the need for affordable housing is high.
The housing is provided solely to homeless individuals, many who come from the Shelter. Located on Pacific Street, the Shelter for the Homeless has been serving those in need for 30 years, starting in church basements.
The new housing developments are expected to be completed by the end of 2016. The organization also has a property in Norwalk, with plans for a second one. To find out more about the Shelter, visit shelterforhomeless.org.