West Hartford Housing Authority Meets Hartford-Area Housing Challenge with The Goodwin Development Project

West Hartford, Connecticut – January 15, 2014 – The West Hartford Housing Authority has responded proactively to the increasing need for modern, convenient housing in the Hartford area.

A recent report released by Reis, Inc., a real estate research firm, noted that the Hartford metro area currently has a 2.8% vacancy rate, down by .4% from last year. “We are not surprised to see the Hartford area as one of the top 10 lowest vacancy areas in the country,” says George Howell, CEO of the West Hartford Housing Authority. “However, this report underscores the importance of our mission and our work.”

The West Hartford Housing Authority and its affiliate the Trout Brook Realty Advisors are meeting the challenge of this housing shortage. The Goodwin, an apartment community aimed at providing modestly priced housing within the town of West Hartford, is currently under construction and is slated for completion in fall 2014.

As a newly constructed property, The Goodwin will offer residents high-end amenities like building-wide WiFi, a cyber café, washer/dryer in each apartment, and Nest® climate controls, but all at an affordable rental rate. The property will be located at 189 Newington Road, West Hartford, a short commute into Hartford and with easy access to shopping, restaurants, schools, and more. At present, interested parties can join the wait list from the website: http://goodwinwesthartford.com

The WHHA and TBRA will continue to respond to the ever-growing housing needs of Hartford-area residents through additional development projects like The Goodwin. More information on WHHA properties and projects can be found at: http://westhartfordha.org

About the West Hartford Housing Authority

The Mission of the West Hartford Housing Authority is to create, preserve, revitalize and pursue affordable housing and community development opportunities that serve a diverse mix of households.  The core efforts of the Authority will be focused in West Hartford, and through our affiliate Trout Brook Realty Advisors we will entertain, through partnerships or through consultative services, affordable housing activity throughout the State of Connecticut.

The WHHA seeks to promote a viable and dynamic community through its leadership and collaborative activities, and will continue to focus on maintaining and managing quality housing and providing residential services that afford our residents the opportunity to achieve personal growth and financial independence.


Tracy Webber
Office Manager

West Hartford Housing Authority
80 Shield Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 953-0002 x.25