Meriden Housing Authority takes another shot at federal grant

The Meriden Housing Authority and the city have filed another application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant. Instead of asking for $20 million as it did last year, the MHA and the city are seeking $18 million because two of the projects listed in the original grant request, 24 Colony St. and Meriden Commons I, are finished or nearly completed. MHA Executive Director Robert Cappelletti said Monday the new application is nearly identical to the one submitted last year, with the exception of the housing projects under construction or completed. It also eliminates a mixed-use proposal at 143 W. Main St. because it will not include affordable housing.

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