Michele Conderino, executive director of the Open Doors nonprofit that looks to ease homelessness, said the new housing development’s community benefits are twofold.
First, meeting multiple points of income helps those who have been “priced out” of Norwalk, Conderino said. Second, it helps the “struggle with a rise of homelessness,” she said. The 18 units for those at 30 percent or lower of the AMI also includes those who have no income.
Creating affordable housing in a walkable community is important to help low- and middle-income tenants, Conderino said.
“Projects like this really fuel the ability for people to live and work in the same community and that just benefits everybody,” she said.