Nestled on 16 acres located at 3 Brooks Quarry Rd in Brookfield, Connecticut, Brooks Quarry is an affordable independent living housing complex for elderly and low-income individuals.
The complex was started with initiative of 2 women and funds were raised within the town of Brookfield to erect the complex.
The facility consists of 35 units and Brookfield Housing Authority (BHA) owns and manages the facility under guidance of Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).
Brooks Quarry is funded by rental income and does not receive any funding from town, state or federal government. There are 9 buildings with a total of 27 efficiency apartments, 4 one-bedroom apartments and 4 one-bedroom handicapped accessible apartments.
There is also a community building with a kitchenette, where tenants socialize and entertain their guests and visitors and also serves as meeting place for other activities as well.
1. Monthly subsidized rent is collected from the residents depending on their financial condition and some residents seek further assistance towards fulfilling the commitment.
2. The housing structure was built in 1965 and is in need of periodic maintenance and upgrades.
3. BHA files paperwork seeking grants for major repairs and maintenance from CHFA.
4. Due to lack of funds at State level and other such existing low-income housing complexes in Connecticut, the funds are few and hard to come by and as a result it's a challenge to maintain and modernize the facility.
501(c)(3) Non-profit organization status was granted by Internal Revenue Service on August 29, 2018.