Earlier today, the town sent out a terse email. Headlined “Local Housing Authorities Are Now Accepting Pre-Applications for Affordable Housing,” it read:
Preliminary applications will be accepted beginning on 06/03/2019 AND END with a postmark date of 06/28/2019. Pre-applications received after the end date as postmarked will be automatically rejected.
Please click on the following link for income-eligibility requirements and a download of the pre-applications: https://millennium-realty.com
It sounded a bit cryptic. Pre-applications for what affordable housing, exactly?
And who is Millennium Realty?
I clicked the link.
The Millennium Group — headquartered in New Britain — has a handsome website. At the top are photos of 4 beautiful residences. Two are homes that would not look out of place in Westport; 2 are gleaming new apartment buildings.
Turns out Millennium Realty (aka The Millennium Group) manages a wide array of properties — including 4 affordable housing facilities in Westport. They are:
- Canal Park (50 units; elderly; studio and 1-bedroom)
- Hales Court (78 units; 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom)
- Hidden Brook (39 units; 1, 2 and 3-bedroom)
- Sasco Creek (33 units; 2 and 3-bedroom).
That’s 200 units of affordable housing.
But why “pre-applications”?
Turns out they occasionally open up wait lists, to fill when vacancies occur. “Pre-applications” are used to screen for initial program eligibility.
So for anyone interested in being screened for a possible eventual spot on a wait list for affordable Westport housing: Click on the link above. You can also pick up a copy at the Westport Housing Authority (5 Canal Street), or call 203-227-4672.