YOUR VIEW: Shame on Chrysalis Center and CCRE Corp

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:01
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To The Editor:

Courtland Arms Apartments affordable housing scam. In April 2017, an article indicated the CCRE Corp “plans call for converting the site into 24 one-bedroom units, including four dedicated to supportive housing, 17 units with affordable rents and three market-rate units.” Now, the article on Nov 25, 2019, states “the rent structure for the one bedroom apartments will be between $900 and $1,040 (NOT Affordable Housing). Castelli said that the project only included four apartments designated for Section 8. Usually Section 8 is up to 30% area medium income and we only have four of those units and that’s for the veterans.” CCRE Corp is an arm of the social services agency that provides programs and supportive housing for the homeless and they bought the four-story building from the city for $1. CCRE Corp has done a 180 turnabout from their original plan and for what? Profit? SHAME on Chrysalis Center and CCRE Corp.

Rachael Davis

New Britain

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:01. Updated: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:04.