Federal funding will improve accessibility & mobility for residents of the Butter Brook Hill Apartments, Complex will become ADA compliant by widening walkways, expanding parking spaces, renovating bathrooms, & increasing energy efficiency without displacing any residents
[WASHINGTON, DC] – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT) visited the Butter Brook Hill Apartments in New Milford to announce $1.7 million in federal funding to upgrade the affordable senior housing complex and improve accessibility and mobility for residents. This funding was secured through the 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
Home to upwards of 115 residents who are 62 years or older or disabled, the five building complex offers subsidized and affordable one and two bedroom units. By widening walkways, installing remote operating door openers, renovating bathrooms, and expanding parking spaces, the federal grant will make the Butter Brook Hill Apartments compliant with standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“Very exciting & important improvements at Butter Brook Hill Apartments in New Milford with $1.7 million in federal grants that we fought for. Visiting with Representative Jahana Hayes, I saw the clear need for renovations to make the 102 units more accessible for seniors living there,” said Blumenthal.
Also joining Blumenthal and Hayes were New Milford Mayor Pete Bass, New Milford Grant and Compliance Specialist Tammy Reardon, and other local leaders.
Additional photos of Blumenthal and Hayes touring the complex can be found here.