Friday, June 19, 2009



MIDDLETOWN, CT— North End Homeownership, a partnership between Nehemiah Housing Corporation and the Broad Park Development Corporation will break ground on fifteen units of affordable homes this Monday, June 22nd, at 11:00 am.

In the fall of 2006, Nehemiah Housing Corp and Broad-Park Development Corporation of Hartford agreed to implement the home-ownership component of the North End Redevelopment plan. The development will provide 17 scattered-site units for home owners. All the properties will target households whose income is below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), or approximately $60,000 for a family of four. Nehemiah has secured funding for 15 of the 17 units. The remaining two units will be developed by Middlesex Habitat for Humanity to serve households below 50% area median income.

This project is a critical piece of the North End’s continued revitalization. It is the culmination of many years of work for residents, non-profits and community stakeholder groups to improve the living conditions, safety and long-term success of Middletown’s North End. Homeownership is a critical component to stabilizing the neighborhood and has been the focus of neighborhood advocates for many years. This project is long in the making and promises to be an exciting next step.

The groundbreaking event will include:

  • Department of Economic and Community Development’s Commissioner: Joan McDonald
  • Middletown Mayor: Sebastian Giuliano
  • Middlesex Chamber of Commerce: Larry McHugh, President
  • Liberty Bank: Chandler Howard, President & CEO
  • Connecticut Housing Finance Authority: Diane L. Smith
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Lesley Higgins-Biddle
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development: Julie Fagan
  • State Senator: Paul Doyle
  • State Representative Joseph Serra
  • Nehemiah Housing Corporation: Michael Taylor
  • Broad-Park Development Corporation: Raquel Rivera
  • North End Action Team: Izzi Greenberg

The event will take place on Monday, June 22nd at 11:00 am in the parking lot of 47 Rapallo Ave, Middletown with a rain location of the Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown.

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