Property Type: Project Based Section 8 Family Community
Conveniently located in central Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood, Casa Nueva is a walk-up, garden-style multi-family community in close proximity to shopping and dining with easy access to public transportation. Originally built in 1910, Casa Nueva was converted to affordable housing in 1979. In 2011, Casa Nueva was accepted into HUD’s Green Retrofit Program resulting in approximately $1.5 million renovations including new windows, roofs and boilers.
Casa Nueva is a 79-unit, 100% Project-Based Section 8 property consisting of 11 three- and four-story walk-up garden-style buildings. The total complex is 96,821 square feet. The property has 11 one-bedroom units, 26 two-bedroom units, 29 three-bedroom units, 11 four-bedroom units and 2 five-bedroom units. There are four ADA accessible units and two hearing/visually impaired units.
The $39,000 per unit renovation includes extensive exterior and interior upgrades. Casa Nueva is receiving life-safety upgrades including parking lot and sidewalk repairs, common area repairs, balcony repairs and replacement of existing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as LED lighting throughout the complex. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi internet access, renovated laundry rooms and upgraded outdoor gathering spaces with playgrounds. Apartment units received upgraded plumbing and electrical, flooring and doors, new energy efficient appliances in kitchens and upgraded bathrooms with new vanities and fixtures. Additional upgrades will include cable access and upgraded central heating and air conditioning.
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, HUD, Tax Exempt Bonds, R4 Capital
Units: 79 under renovation in 11 buildings
Age: Built in 1910; renovations in 1979 and 2011; Steele renovations completed in early 2018