The Housing Authority was founded in 1973, under direction of the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Currently the Housing Authority provides housing in 70 individual units in two complexes. Housing is made available to seniors over the age of 62 and handicapped individuals meeting certain requirements. Future plans include the building of a congregate housing complex with 40 units. All the complexes are in close driving distance to grocery and retail shopping areas. The Department of Human Services does provide transportation to many of our residents.
Wapping Mews was the first complex to be built in 1973. Located in a residential neighborhood, it consists of 30 units in 8 buildings which are single story. The units are 1 bedroom, living room / kitchen with 1 full bath. There is a coin laundry on the premises for resident's convenience. The community room is available to Housing Authority residents for group or family functions.
Flax Hill is located in a residential neighborhood and was built in 1987. It consists of 7 single story buildings with a total of 40 units. Units are 1 bedroom, living room / kitchen and full bath. Some units are handicap accessible. There is a coin laundry and community room available to residents on the premises.
At the Community Room weekly events include Bingo, Sip & Sew, and other resident-planned events.
The monthly Housing Authority meetings are held in the Community Rooms, alternating monthly from Wapping Mews to Flax Hill. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
The Department of Human Services provides residents with transportation to the town's community center, shopping, and to doctor appointments. The Department of Human Services also has planned outings to area shopping locations and other attractions. Lunch is available at the Charles N Enes Community Center for a small fee. The Charles N Enes Community Center is located off site at 150 Nevers Road.
If you are interested in living in our senior housing you may contact the office by calling (860)644-3082, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our mailing address is 50 Elm Street, South Windsor, CT. 06074. We will mail an application to you.
Applicants must be at least 62 years of age at the time of application or Social Security disabled. Income limits are $39,550 for single applicants and $45,200 for couples. Other restrictions and limits may apply. This information is current as of February 11, 2005 and is subject to change. Contact the Housing Authority of South Windsor for the most current application information.
Future planning includes a congregate/assisted housing complex near the Flax Hill property. The housing authority already owns the land and is in the process of finalizing the site plan. The new complex, yet unnamed, will be one two story building, consisting of 40 units. The individual units will be one bed room, living room / kitchen, and full bath. Residents will have access to a community room, 24 hour security, and on site coin laundry.
Picture of Maple Court in Killingly, a similar complex to what we plan to build.