Stuart Farm Apartments
A development of Kent Affordable Housing, Inc.
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.
The development comprises one and two bedroom apartments, including two fully handicap-accessible units. Three townhouses have garages. Rents range from approximately $400 to $1100 for families making no more than 25%, 50% and 80% of area median income of about $96,000. All applicants must show stable modest incomes, satisfactory credit and criminal reports, personal and professional reverences, and family size appropriate to the unit.
Stephen Lasar Architects of New Milford, CT, designed the handsome apartments, combining the traditional appearance of the old farm house and modern energy efficiency.The CT Historic Preservation Trust gave Stuart Farms Apartments a 2015 Award of Merit for its adaptive reuse of the original 1828 farmhouse. Development of the complex was guided by Housing Enterprises of Enfield, CT, and it was built 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 apartment are covered by the tenants' rents, and occasional grants.
Stuart Farm Apartments are managed by Connecticut Real Estate Management, which will be maintaining a waiting list for future vacancies. Contact Ann Marie Ovitt 860-927-5022, firstname.lastname@example.org. Section 8 rental vouchers would be accepted.