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Smoking Policy

July 1st, 2018|

All properties of Savin Rock Communities are Smoke Free.

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Repositioning Consultant / Co-Developer

October 25th, 2019|

PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for Proposals for Repositioning Consultant / Co-Developer

Savin Rock Communities (“SRC”) is seeking proposals from individuals and/or firms to assist in the conversion of its federal public housing portfolio to private affordable housing units through the development and implementation of an agency-wide repositioning strategy including, but not limited to Demolition / Disposition Application, Project Based Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), RAD/Section 18 Hybrid and Voluntary Conversion.  The Request for Proposals contains details about the submission requirements, project scope, developer responsibilities, terms and conditions and other pertinent information necessary for submitting a proper and responsive proposal.  All activities will be performed in strict accordance with all applicable HUD and other state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements.  Request for Proposal documents can be obtained by telephone request to Savin Rock Communities at 203-934-8671 x115 ATTN: Jessie Fennell or via email at jfennell@savinrockcommunities.org. Proposals must be returned by 12:00 p.m. on December 2, 2019.

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.