Since 1946, the Housing Authority has been committed to being an effective and successful producer, owner and manager of affordable housing options for seniors, families and individuals from various racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. It continues to garner many awards and receives high ratings among its peers.
The Housing Authority controls nearly 761 units in 15 properties, including home-ownership condominiums, scattered-site housing, various developments and Parsonage Cottage. The Housing Authority also administers 317 families through the Section 8 Program. Total residents served through all programs is 2,574. Through resident associations and with the help of professional staff and outside support agencies (e.g., CCI, Family Centers, Department of Social Services) residents are encouraged to learn, earn, manage and improve their lives.
“We are committed to provide the opportunity to live in quality, affordable housing through fiscally responsible asset management of our resources. By developing partnerships with our residents and the larger community, we will support the improvement of their quality of life.”
The scope of the Housing Authority's mission today is more broadly defined than the conventional notion of brick and mortar as the primary focus. The concepts of building and defining a sense of community, purpose, and personal growth are also an integral part of the Housing Authority's role, helping residents to shape their lives productively. Working in unique collaborative partnerships that tap a multitude of resources available within the Greenwich community and from state and federal organizations, the Housing Authority has implemented a broad based group of support services to strengthen family life, foster stable home environments, drug free living, independence and self-sufficiency. Many of these initiatives are through the auspices of local agencies and organizations.