New Milford senior affordable housing in ‘great need’ of roof repairs clears first hurdle for $90K

NEW MILFORD — A senior affordable housing complex in town may get federal funding for extensive roof repair.

At a recent Town Council meeting, $90,000 was unanimously approved from the town’s American Rescue Plan funding for repairs to the Butter Brook Hill Apartments’ roofs. The finance board, followed by voters, must give final approval.

Butter Brook is a 102-unit nonprofit senior housing community at 105 Butter Brook Hill Road that opened in 1973. Occupancy is restricted to households where the head or co-head is age 62 or older or where a member has a qualifying disability. There are 108 residents in the complex and there is a waiting list.

At the meeting, Theresa Schremmer, Butter Brook’s property manager, said she’s requesting the funds because there’s a “great need” to repair the roofs of the complex.

“The building is extremely old and it has been deteriorating now for several years,” Schremmer said. “We’re concerned that with fall and winter approaching, that we’ll have bigger troubles, so we’re inquiring about these funds very seriously.”