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The projects are among seven in the state that will collectively create 439 rental units: 348 designated as affordable and 91 as market rate.
"In a state like Connecticut, finding an affordable home can be a challenge," said Karl Kilduff, CHFA’s executive director.
Municipalities within Fairfield County to receive the funds include Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich and Stamford.
Twenty municipalities are receiving a total of $11.5 million through the federal Community Development Block Grant program administered by the state.
Programs include education classes and credit counseling for potential homebuyers, and foreclosure prevention counseling.
Bridgeport’s proposed rental housing, Windward Apartments, is the redevelopment of the Marina Village public housing complex.
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's Freddie Mac HFA Advantage loan offers lower mortgage insurance costs.
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