Applicant/Tenant News

August 25, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting Canceled

August 24th, 2020|

The Regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Savin Rock Communities scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 am is canceled.

The Board of Commissioners will reconvene at the Regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

To download a copy of this notification, click here.

Business News

RFQ – General Contractor Surfside Redevelopment

September 12th, 2020|

SRC 2020-02

SAVIN ROCK COMMUNITIES

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

SURFSIDE REDEVELOPMENT 

ISSUANCE DATE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

RESPONSES DUE: 3:00 P.M. MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2020

Savin Rock Communities (“SRC”) (The Housing Authority of the City of West Haven) is seeking a qualified firm to serve as General Contractor for preconstruction and construction services for  its proposed substantial rehabilitation of Surfside Apartments 200-204 Oak St. West Haven, CT (the “Project”). SRC is requesting a “Statement of Qualifications and Response to Request for Proposals” from interested parties for the Project.  The Project is anticipated to be funded primarily under the HUD Insured 24 CFR 221(d)(4) Loan Program.  Prior successful experience working with HUD 221(d)(4) loans, housing authorities and HUD MAP approved lenders are preferred.  100% bonding capacity and sufficient working capital are mandatory to qualify for consideration for the Project. Shortlist candidates will be required to submit (3) years of audited financials.

A site visit will be held on September 22, 2020 at 10 am at 200-204 Oak St.

A full copy of the Request for Qualifications is available by contacting SRC, 15 Glade St. West Haven, CT  06516. Contact is Timothy Crozier by email only at tcrozier@savinrockcommunities.org.  Please do not call or contact any other staff or members of the Board of Commissioners.

To download a copy of this RFP in PDF format, Click Here.

COVID-19 OPERATIONAL/RESIDENTIAL MODIFICATION

COVID-19 OPERATIONAL RESIDENTIAL MODIFICATION

DUE TO RECENT CDC/HEALTH DEPT. GUIDANCE,
TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF
SRC OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Savin Rock Communities is focused on protecting our residents, employees, and community members during this unprecedented event. This is a constantly evolving situation and we are updating our policies to respond to the changes.  Here is a list of modifications to address the safety and well-being of our staff and residents:

  • Staff will continue to be available to our residents via Phone and Email only. For a list of Property Managers and Contact Information click on the links below:

Public Housing Families, Seniors and Disabled Residents
Housing Choice Voucher Participants
Meadow Landing Apartment Tenants
Spring Garden Condominium Tenants

  • Maintenance Staff will handle Emergency Health and Safety work orders only. Emergency work order requests should be called into the 24-hour answering service.
    • All Family, Senior and Elderly Site Residents please call: (203) 934-8671 and press Option 1.
    • All Meadow Landing Apartments and Spring Garden Condominium Residents please call:  (203) 931-8642.

Your call will be assessed, and maintenance will be dispatched as needed. Requests considered an emergency include:

  • No heat/hot water
  • Electrical problem
  • Appliances not working
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Smoke Detectors
  • All recertifications have been suspended until further notice. We will continue to process interim recertifications if loss/deduction of income.
  • Drop boxes will be available at the following sites for rent payments and paperwork.
  • Maintenance staff will remove trash, conduct cleaning and sanitize high-traffic and high touch areas, including building, entrance doors, elevator controls, mailboxes daily.

Over the next several weeks, we will continue to monitor federal, state and local ordinances surrounding COVID-19 and communicate any needed changes appropriately.

Overview of the City of West Haven

West Haven occupies 10.6 square miles with over 22,000 house-holds. Its urban shoreline setting provides excellent recreation, a divers housing community and a growing business sector. As home to the University of New Haven, West Haven continues to embrace its reputation for quality education.

Our Mission Statement

Savin Rock Communities mission is to provide and enhance affordable living opportunities for individuals and families with the greatest housing needs. This includes seniors and disabled people living on fixed incomes, homeless veterans, and families with low income. We offer a broad range of housing options to address the unique needs faced by each of these groups. Our guiding principles are to insure public trust, protect the dignity of people with limited resources, support independent living, promote resident empowerment, establish and maintain strong community partnerships, and provide communities of choice to low and moderate-income residents throughout the City of West Haven.

Savin Rock Communities History & Information

Savin Rock Communities was originally organized in 1946 as the City of West Haven Housing Authority for the purpose of building federal affordable housing. It is governed by a five (5) member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor of the City of West Haven and approved by the West Haven City Council. Commissioners serve a five (5) year term.

The Executive Director and the staff of Savin Rock Communities are responsible for the administration and management of the Authority. In 1966 the first federal units were erected. One hundred (100) family units called Spring Heights and 126 family/disabled units were built at Morrissey Manor. From 1976 through 1985, 391 units were added to Savin Rock Communities, totaling 617 federal units.

When the Section 8/HCV Assistance Housing Program originated in 1976, only 75 people were on the program. Today, Savin Rock Communities assists approximately 1207 Section 8/HCV families. In 1998, the housing authority began the rehabilitation work on the largest acquisition in its history, Meadow Landing, a LIHTC funded multi-family housing development. The development consists of 230 units. In addition, Savin Rock Communities owns 38 market rate rentals known as Spring Gardens Apartments.