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(Jue 27, Hartford, CT)  “Today is a significant milestone for My Sisters’ Place (MSP) as we unveil the new Beaumont Lofts, a unique affordable housing complex,” said Kara A. Capone, CEO of Community Housing Advocates, the administrative body for My Sisters’ Place. “We’ve meticulously designed these apartments to be well-appointed and to create a living environment that anyone would be proud to call home.”

Today marked the official grand opening of this $8 million, 24-unit affordable and permanent supportive housing facility at 102 Pliny Street in Hartford’s Clay Arsenal neighborhood. “We are particularly proud that this project not only addresses the critical housing shortage but also brings a renewed sense of revitalization to Hartford’s North End,” added Capone.

Beaumont Lofts is named after Judy Beaumont one of the founders and the first Executive Director of MSP in 1982, who lived her entire life serving those in need.  It is the site of the former Proctor Silex factor, which MSP purchased and converted into family shelter and transitional housing in 1991, until a lack of funding forced it to close in 2017.

Thanks to the CT Department of Housing and other federal, state and local funders, MSP was able to begin renovations and breathe new life in the facility which had remained dormant until work began 2023.

“Just last year we were here to break ground, and now we’re cutting the ribbon on this development,” said Connecticut Commissioner of Housing, Seila Mosquera-Bruno.  “A goal when I started was to streamline the CT Department of Housing and minimize inefficient ways of doing this work.  This is a prime example of the efficient use of time and resources to build housing more quickly.  I’m happy that we will be able to house individuals and families in these brand-new units.”

There are seven one-bedroom units, eleven two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units, with three handicapped accessible units on the first floor of this two-story 25-square foot complex.  Those living here will have access to support service case management, along with a youth program, community room, computer lab, and employment specialist.

To qualify as a tenant of Beaumont Lofts all residents must have incomes at or below 30% of the area median income.  All 24 apartments are subsidized:

  • 19 are subsidized through the Hartford Housing Authority
  • 5 are subsidized through Shelter Plus Care housing vouchers, via DMHAS and HUD

12 of the 24 units are reserved for supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled referred by the Greater Hartford Coordinated Access Network.

Funding for the renovation was sourced from:
The CT Department of Housing including: the National Housing Trust Fund and American Rescue Plan Act – State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program, as well as the CT Housing Finance Authority via the Housing Tax Credit Contribution program and a pre-development loan from the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).

For a virtual tour of Beamont Lofts visit:  https://bit.ly/4eINYFJ.

For additional information contact Annette Scheidecker at ascheidecker@mercyhousingct.org or 860.808.2044.