The Community Hall at Park Hill is available for rent. For more information call 860-623-8467.
The East Windsor Housing Authority (EWHA) was created in 1966 and consists of five Commissioners who are each appointed to a five-year term by the Board of Selectmen. The EWHA owns and manages Park Hill, a low income, elderly housing complex located in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor CT.
Park Hill comprises three housing projects, E 51, E 89, and E 175. There are eighty-four housing units total which include three handicapped units, twenty-six double apartments and fifty-eight single or efficiency apartments. There is a one thousand eighty-eight square foot Maintenance Garage and a two thousand three hundred fifty-two square foot Community Hall/Office Building, three laundries and one storage building, for a total of seventeen structures.
Although the complex, which was opened in 1970, was built with state funds, it is owned and operated by the East Windsor Housing Authority without any state, federal or local subsidies. Park Hill is a totally self-sustained low-income facility operated on the rents collected from the tenants who are on a fixed income. Park Hill not only houses elderly fixed income residents, but by state law must also provide housing for disabled citizens of any age who are receiving Social Security Disability.
Park Hill is currently at 100% capacity, housing ninety-three tenants, of which six are non-elderly disabled. There is currently a waiting list of thirty-six applicants for housing. The probable waiting time for housing is one year or more.
EWHA employs three full-time and one part-time personnel to operate and maintain its properties, an Executive Director, Administrative Assistant and two Maintenance Personnel.
The Housing Authority currently owns approximately seven and one half acres of undeveloped farmland, connected to the existing complex. As moneys become available, we hope to develop this into more elderly or assisted living housing.
In addition to its other powers, the EWHA, within its area of operation, undertakes and carries out studies and analyses of the housing needs and the meeting of such needs, including data with respect to population and family groups and the distribution thereof according to income groups, the amount and quality of available housing and its distribution according to rentals and sale prices, employment, wages and other factors affecting the local housing needs and the meeting of the same.