The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded as follows:
Fair Housing Administrator
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D.C. 20410
Phone: (800) 669-9777
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Voice: (800) 795-3272
TDD: (202) 720-6382
Connecticut law also prohibits discrimination in all of the above categories plus these additional categories: lawful source of income, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, use of a guide dog, and age (except when program regulations restrict the housing to an age-specific category). Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded to the Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities at (860) 541-3400.
Elderly Housing Management, Community Housing Management, and their managed facilities do not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, their federally assisted programs and activities.
11 Roger Square
Norwalk, CT 06855
All apartments include:
- A full kitchen with electric stove and refrigerator
- Full bathroom with tub or shower
- Individual thermostat controls
- Cable television outlets
- Emergency call system
- Hard-wired smoke detectors
- Some units are fully accessible
Ludlow Commons is an elderly congregate independent living facility with services for one and two person households with one member at least 62 years of age. There is one building of four stories with 44 one-bedroom units. Each unit has its own entrance into a hall and there is one main entrance into the building on the first floor. There is an elevator. The apartments are handicap-adapted units and all the building is accessible. The average size of a unit is 700 square feet.
The site has 24-hour, seven day a week coverage. The staff is on site to provide administrative, programming, and maintenance services as well as 24-hour response by security staff for residents of the housing community.
Services and amenities at the site include the following: dining — noon meal served seven days a week in the common dining room, weekly light housekeeping, assisted living program for current residents, coin operated laundry room, monthly social calendar, common spaces for a variety of activities, fire protection equipment and an emergency generator.
The facility is financed by the State of Connecticut Department of Housing, and the Norwalk Community Development Block Grant Program, and as such follows the regulations of those agencies. A Rental Assistance Contract with the State Government provides that the rent for residents will be calculated at 30% of their adjusted income from all sources. Program regulations require that all household members be at least 62 years of age.
Ludlow Commons is owned by the Norwalk Housing Authority.