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Local Officials Applaud Funding for Enfield Housing Authority

Sen. John A. Kissel (left), Rep, David Alexander, and Rep. David Kiner (pictured at the Oct. 23 STEP UP conference held at Asnuntuck Comm. College) are joining with Enfield Housing Authority Exec. Director Scott Bertrand to applaud funding for EHA.
Sen. John A. Kissel (left), Rep, David Alexander, and Rep. David Kiner (pictured at the Oct. 23 STEP UP conference held at Asnuntuck Comm. College) are joining with Enfield Housing Authority Exec. Director Scott Bertrand to applaud funding for EHA.

Enfield officials are applauding the news that the State of Connecticut will approve an injection of funding for the Enfield Housing Authority (EHA).  

 

A total of $475,000 has been placed on the Feb. 28 agenda of the State Bond Commission. The funding will to be put toward improvements at Enfield Manor and Extension, Woodside Park, Ella Grasso Manor and Windsor Court.

 

Scott Bertrand, executive director of EHA, said that in anticipation of the funding, EHA has initiated improvement efforts covered by the funding.  This includes the submission of an application to the State of Connecticut’s Department of Housing in January for funding the physical improvements for Woodside Park, Ella Grasso Manor and Windsor Court.  The EHA will now be focusing on pre-development activities for renovations at Enfield Manor and Enfield Manor Extension.

 

“Modernizing the local housing portfolio is crucial if we are to meet demands for secure and accessible affordable housing in Enfield,” Sen. John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) said. “This is good news for our seniors and for all of our residents.”

 

“I thank the Bond Commission for supporting the Enfield Housing Authority in their efforts to provide modern and upgraded local housing,” Rep. David W. Kiner (D-Enfield) said. “The Town of Enfield and its residents benefit when there is fair access to state-sponsored housing.”

 

“This funding for the Enfield Housing Authority is certainly welcomed news for our community,” Rep. David Alexander (D-Enfield) said. “Maintaining and improving our housing stock is critical and I appreciate the work of everyone who worked to secure the funding and I thank Governor Malloy for his support of state-sponsored housing.”

Spiff February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Thank goodness!  I’ve needed a new roof for the past few years but haven’t been able to afford one since Dan Malloy signed the largest tax increase in state history two and a half years ago.  This comes just in the nick-of-time as I’ve started to develop stains on my ceiling.  David, if you could please let me know what I need to do to get my share of the Enfield Housing Authority money, that’d be just swell, and thanks in advance for your help!
Spiff February 25, 2014 at 05:27 PM
David?  David Kiner?  No response?  Well, I should have known better, that Democrats don’t help the middle class.  I guess I would have to declare bankruptcy and move into one of those state subsidized housing units to get any help from the Dems (and I’m teetering on the edge of doing just that, although I think it would be classified more as enslavement than help).  And, not only do you not help me, you actually hinder me from being able to help myself by passing the largest tax increase in state history and other legislation that harms economic growth, and that is why CT’s economy is dead last in the nation.  I can’t even afford to have my roof fixed because I’m too busy paying all these ridiculous taxes (the most per capita when compared with every other state in the country)!  And, I’m certainly not looking for the government to fix my roof, I just want the ability to pay for it myself.  Well, if you see me up on the roof patching it, wish me luck, hopefully I won’t fall off!
David Kiner February 26, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Good morning, Spiff! Sorry for not replying to your first comment - I did not see it until this morning. If you ever need anything, please feel free to call my office at 860-240-8500 or email me at david.kiner@cga.ct.gov and I will be happy to help you in any way I can. Thanks! -Dave
Spiff February 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Hi Dave, Thanks for your reply.  As I mentioned above, I’m really not looking for the government’s help, I simply want the ability to help myself by not being hindered by the government.  I also wouldn’t be that naïve to think that you or the government could or would help me with my roof.  As my high school social studies teacher used to say, “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” (and that was from a public school teacher – times were different back then).  The best way for you to help me is to lower taxes (which will of course require you to reduce spending), reduce business destroying regulation, and create a business friendly political environment that will allow our economy to flourish.  That will not only be the best way to help me, but it will be the best way to help all Enfield residents, and frankly every other person in the state!  Thanks in advance for your timely attention to this important matter.  -Spiff

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