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Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds

March 3rd, 2023|Tags: |

Date of Notice:  February 28, 2023

Name of Responsible Entity [RE]: City of West Haven

Address (e.g., Street No. or P.O. Box): 355 Main Street

City, State, Zip Code: West Haven, CT 06516

Telephone Number of RE : (203) 937-3600


This Notice is intended to meet the requirements of both 24 CFR 58.43 (Publication of Responsible Entity’s Finding of No Significant Impact) and 58.70 (Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds) simultaneously.  Public comments should note to which regulatory section(s) their comments are addressed.

On or about at least one day after the end of the comment period the City of West Haven will authorize the West Haven Housing Authority (now doing business as Savin Rock Communities) to submit a request to HUD  for the release of funds under Section 18 of the Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as John Prete Apartments placing 77 Section 8 project-based vouchers in the units with existing tenants in place of federal public housing subsidy.

The activities proposed comprise a project for which a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environment was made and is published simultaneously with this Notice.  An Environmental Assessment (EA) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at West Haven Housing Authority 15 Glade St. and may be examined or copied weekdays between 9 A.M and 4 P.M.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the EA to the City of West Haven Corporation Counsel’s office, All comments must be received by March 15, 2023.


The City of West Haven certifies to HUD that Nancy R. Rossi in her capacity as Mayor of the City of West Haven consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the West Haven Housing Authority to use Program funds.


HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of West Haven’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of West Haven; (b) the City of West Haven has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD at 20 Church St. Hartford, CT 06103.  Potential objectors should contact the HUD Hartford Field Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Mayor Nancy R. Rossi

Mayor, City of West Haven



February 28th, 2023 Savin Rock Communities, Inc Board of Directors Tele-Conference

February 27th, 2023|

The Savin Rock Communities, Inc Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.

Due to COVID-19, for the safety of our community, this meeting will be held via Tele-Conference.


Meeting Dial In Number: 1-888-585-9008

Meeting ID # 291-485-571

Hearing Impaired Service Line: 1-800-545-1833 X 901

Meeting Documents:

Savin Rock Communities, Inc. Agenda Click Here

February 28th, 2023 Savin Rock Communities Board of Directors Tele-Conference

February 27th, 2023|

The West Haven Housing Authority will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.

Due to COVID-19, for the safety of our community, this meeting will be held via Tele-Conference.


Meeting Dial In Number: 1-888-585-9008

Meeting ID # 291-485-571

Hearing Impaired Service Line: 1-800-545-1833 X 901


Meeting Dial In Number: 1-719-325-2071

PIN: 8669033#

Meeting Documents:

Meeting Agenda Click Here

Business News

RFQ – Architectural and/or Engineering On-Call Services

January 29th, 2023|

Savin Rock Communities

Request for Qualifications

From Architectural and/or Engineering Firms or Teams
to Provide On-Call Services

Savin Rock Communities is accepting responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from Architectural and/or Engineering firms interested in providing On-Call Services.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 2:00pm.

The RFQ will be made available starting January 30, 2023.

To access the RFQ documents and any addenda please visit the links below:

SRC – RFQ for On-Call Services

Any questions may be directed to Nile Scala at




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.