Trinity was the development partner selected by the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (HANH) for the HOPE VI redevelopment of Quinnipiac Terrace. In March 2003, HANH was awarded a $20 million HOPE VI grant for the redevelopment of Quinnipiac Terrace. As part of this effort, Trinity transformed a severely distressed public housing development into a vibrant new mixed-income community that will reconnect to the larger Fair Haven neighborhood and create an exciting new riverfront community in New Haven.
The new Quinnipiac Terrace provides housing that meets the needs and lifestyles of today's families with appropriate kitchens, living areas, and outdoor spaces. The design maximized private, individual entries and created private backyards in almost all units. The redevelopment is occurred in three phases and consists of 193 new units of housing with a mix of public housing and rental housing. Financial closing for the first rental phase occurred on April 15, 2005. Phase 1 consisted of the demolition of seven existing public housing buildings and the construction of 81 new family apartments. The total development costs for Phase 1 were approximately $22 million and were financed through a combination of HOPE VI funds, 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits and City of New Haven funds. In 2006, Trinity was awarded $2.2 million in 9% credits by Connecticut Housing Finance Agency for Phase 2, twice the amount of credits in a single allocation than had been anticipated. Phase 2 construction began in September 2006 and was completed in March 2008. Phase 2 created an additional 79 units of affordable rental housing. The third phase of development, which includes 33 units of mixed income rental housing, closed in July 2010 and was completed in May 2011 for a total development cost of $15 million.
Type: Rental; Total development cost: $54 million; 160; Phase I Completed: 2006; Phase II Completed: 2007 Phase III Completed: 2011