Darien Housing Authority
24 Allen O'Neill Drive
Darien, CT 06820
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday
The Darien Housing Authority ("DHA") owns and operates Old Town Hall Houses (719 Post Road) and, in addition to owning the land, is a partner in The Heights at Darien (24 Allen O'Neill Drive). Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. More specific dates, agendas, minutes and information about the meetings can be found below. DHA is governed by five (5) Commissioners. Four of the Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the fifth is a DHA resident elected by fellow DHA residents. All DHA properties are owned, managed and operated in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
The Heights at Darien
Currently under construction, 106 one, two and three bedroom apartments at The Heights at Darien (formerly known as "Allen O'Neill Homes") will be completed and fully occupied during the spring and summer of 2014. This new affordable housing is the result of years of DHA effort and replaces 53 outdated units which were built in the 1950s. More detailed information regarding The Heights can be found at http://www.theheightsdarien.com/ .
While DHA owns the land on which The Heights is built and continues to be a partner in the redevelopment of the property, the direct day-to-day management of the property is handled by a third-party management agent (Imagineers, LLC) under the terms of a development contract.
Old Town Hall Houses
Old Town Hall Houses ("OTHH") was developed by DHA in 1988 through the use of the State of Connecticut Elderly Housing Program. The thirty (30) effeciency and one-bedroom units are restricted to lower-income elderly and disabled households and individuals. In addition, DHA owns two affordable single family residences at 216 and 218 West Avenue. DHA continually maintains and upgrades the facilities with funds it has reserved for that purpose. The day-to-day management of OTHH is contracted to Imagineers, LLC.
Waiting lists for both The Heights and OTHH are currently closed.
Meetings (Agendas & Minutes)
Commissioners: (updated 1/15/2014)
Jan Raymond, Chairman
Terms expires 6/30/15
Joseph Warren, Vice-Chair (R) firstname.lastname@example.org
Term expires 6/30/16
Peter Bigelow, Treasurer (D) email@example.com
Term expires 6/30/17
Allen Delaney, Asst. Treasurer (U) firstname.lastname@example.org
Term expires 6/30/14
Cynthia Ashburne, Commissioner (R) email@example.com
Term expires 6/30/13
Nichole Jefferson, Property Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Santorella, Resident Coordinator
Josef Strate, Maintenance Supervisor