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The Manhattan-based real estate development and management company paid $24 million for Shippan Place, a 148-unit affordable housing complex for seniors in Stamford.
The House voted 101-47 to void the governor’s veto and the Senate followed in a 24-12 vote to affirm the override.
"I’d say we have more than a fighting chance" of overriding the veto, said state Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132nd), covering Fairfield and Southport.
The governor cited the potential for state-sanctioned discrimination in his decision to veto legislation that would have changed the state's affordable housing standards.
The typical renter in Westchester makes $18.25 an hour. They need to be making $32.8, according to the report.
The city’s West Liberty Commons will receive the funds from the Connecticut Department of Housing to assist in the development of 18 apartments, including 14 affordable units.
The money will be used to affect improvements to Ludlow Commons, Helen DeVaux Apartments, and Lawn Hill Terrace, among others.
On June 17, the Westchester County Board of Legislators approved legislation banning landlords from discriminating against potential renters and home buyers based on their source of income.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called for another round of affordable housing grants that would total $13.8 million for 11 neighborhood revitalization programs throughout the state.