Stuart Farm Apartments

A development of Kent Affordable Housing, Inc.

Stuart Farm Apartments Phase 1 & 2, 2018

Since 2010 Kent Affordable Housing has developed ten modern, attractive and efficient apartments on Maple Street Extension in Kent. Phase I opened in December 2012, and Phase II in June 2018.  Smaller than most affordable housing complexes, Stuart Farm is more like a family compound.  The two-acre site is close to the center of Kent, is graced by stone walls and mature trees, and adjoins a land preserve. Phase II has photovoltaic solar panels that reduce electricity bills for the tenants.

 

Apartments in this development have one or two bedrooms, five are one level, five are townhouses and two are fully handicap-accessible. Three of the townhouses have garages.  Rents range from approximately $400 to $1100 for families with 25%-80% of the $96,800 local median income.  All applicants must show stable modest incomes, satisfactory credit and criminal reports,and personal and professional references. Family size must be appropriate to the unit.

 

These apartments won an Award of Merit in 2015 from the Connecticut Historic Preservation Trust for their adaptation of an 1828 farmhouse. The handsome design combines visual elements of the old farm house with modern energy efficiency. Stephen Lasar Architects of New Milford, CT. Construction was completed by Haynes Construction of Seymour, CT and Montagno Construction of Waterbury, CT.

 

Kent Affordable Housing's construction funding for Stuart Farm Apartments came from the CT Department of Housing, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Union Savings Bank, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, private gifts and support from the people of Kent and the surrounding area. Operating expenses of the apartments are covered by the tenants' rent and occasional grants.

 

Stuart Farm Apartments are managed by Connecticut Real Estate Management, which maintains a waiting list for future vacancies.  Contact Ann Marie Ovitt 860-927-5022, annmarie.crem@gmail.com.  Section 8 rental vouchers would be acceptable.