Residents at Bridgeport's Greene Homes community to be part of planning process for new complex

The community was asked to attend a meeting on the developer's plan to tear the buildings down and replace them with new modern housing.

Nicole Alarcon Soares and Frank Recchia

May 7, 2024, 9:03 PM

Updated 10 days ago

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The city of Bridgeport announced big development plans on Tuesday for one of the city’s most troubled and densely populated apartment communities.
At the Greene Homes Complex, residents say everything from chronically broken elevators to violent crime is constantly shining a negative spotlight on the place they call home, which was built back in 1951.
City Council Member Jorge Cruz said the residents deserve a better quality of life.
"They cannot continue to live like this and that is why they need to come out and talk with Jillian Baldwin," said Cruz.
People who live at the Greene described living at the complex as a "nightmare.”
The community was asked to attend a meeting on the developer's plan to tear the buildings down and replace them with new modern housing.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for them to engage with the Housing Authority around redevelopment in the city of Bridgeport and affordable housing, and this is so important," said Jillian Baldwin, from the Park City Communities.
The meeting will take place in the Greene's center courtyard on Thursday, May 16.
“This data is so important. It will drive the plan once we get back survey results," Baldwin said. “We have a goal of surveying 90% of families at the greens.”
Baldwin said the process could begin as early as December of next year.
"No one will be displaced, everyone will receive tenant protection vouchers, every resident who lives at Greene Homes has a right to return to the new housing that we build," said Baldwin.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim urged folks to attend the meeting and voice their concerns.


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