Taylor Street Apartments
Located at 25 Taylor Street, this development is a unique combination of 16 one bedroom rental apartments and eight homeownership units. The eight townhomes with individual entrances occupy the lower two floors, and the rental units comprise the third and fourth floors. The townhomes were sold to first-time homebuyers and the rental units provide supportive housing. A separate elevator, lobby, and meeting rooms are also associated with the rental portion of the building. Both the rental and ownership components were part of the Fairfield Court HOPE VI revitalization. Residents of rental apartments at Taylor Street receive supportive services through COC’s close partnership with Family Centers, which provides a Resident Services Coordinator, other direct services, and linkages with a variety of local, high quality service providers.
Post House Apartments
Post House Apartments, located at 40 Clinton Avenue, was completed in 2008 as part of the Fairfield Court Hope VI Revitalization. Post House includes 60 one-bedroom apartments and extensive community space. Fifty of the apartments receive project-based Section 8 subsidy, and ten are assisted under the federal public housing program.
The six-story building is conveniently located in downtown Stamford, with easy access to transportation, shopping and a variety of services. Post House features a large meeting and community room, conference rooms, and a computer center where residents can receive training to gain or update skills. Residents of Post House receive supportive services through COC’s close partnership with Family Centers.
Fairgate is a mixed-income development located on Fairfield Avenue and Stillwater Avenue on the site of the former Fairfield Court public housing development. Fairgate was the final phase of the Fairfield Court HOPE VI revitalization, and was completed in 2009. Of the 90 units at Fairgate, 55 (60%) are affordable to households with a wide range of incomes below 60% of the area median, and 35 (40%) are market rate units without subsidy or income restrictions. Fairgate offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, in a townhouse configuration with individual entrances, as well as a community building and an after-school program operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford. Residents of Fairgate may choose to participate in supportive services provided through COC’s close partnership with Family Centers.
In 2004, the Stamford Housing Authority received an award of HOPE VI funds in order to revitalize Fairfield Court, a 144 unit public housing complex built in 1936. The design of the complex, combined with its’ age and poor physical condition resulted in its’ obsolescence.
The Fairfield Curt revitalization plan has produced a total of 174 housing units in 3 phases. The plan has incorporated supportive services and occupational initiative that have increased the economic self-sufficiency and independence of the residents.