Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation (CCREC) Housing Projects
255 Homestead Avenue (Our Social Innovation Hub)
Chrysalis Center, Inc., whose main headquarters located at 255 Homestead Avenue in Hartford, is a former Sealtest milk dairy that was rehabilitated. The property is home to our administrative offices, the Recovery and Empowerment Center (REC), Freshplace, La Cocina, TCC (Training & Conference Center), several community based case management programs, Urban Roots (Chrysalis Center’s hydroponic growing program), Railway Gardens, Green Door Gallery, and Homestead Farmers’ Market. The property has served as the main headquarters for the agency since 2010.
Hudson View Commons
Hudson View Commons is a 28-unit mixed income apartment building in Hartford. The project, now in its 21st year, was one of the original State of Connecticut Supportive Housing Demonstration Projects to end chronic homelessness and has been extremely effective.
Cosgrove Commons is a 24-unit mixed income apartment building located on a previously vacant lot in the South End of Hartford. The building houses Veterans and young adults. Behind the building, the acreage has been cultivated to create a food forest, complete with a variety of fruit trees, nut bushes, and raised bed gardens.
Liberty Gardens, located in Hartford, includes 10 mixed income apartments for families as well as related office space and family activity rooms. The 1922 apartment building for this project was an abandoned, blighted structure and was purchased from the City of Hartford and fully historically renovated.
Waterbury Satellite Office
With the expansion of Chrysalis Center services to Waterbury, Torrington and Litchfield areas, Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation purchased the Wheeler Young Building, formerly VFW Post 201, in Waterbury and fully renovated the property. This satellite office houses Chrysalis Center staff serving the Waterbury, Torrington and Litchfield areas.
Legion Court is new construction of affordable housing that opened in January 2017. The project includes 12 two-bedroom townhouse apartments for Veterans preferred and their families coming out of homelessness. This project was built on a vacant piece of property located on the south side of Hartford. Case Management services are provided by Chrysalis Center, Inc.
St. Philip House
St. Philip House is a program of Chrysalis Center that provides access to safe affordable housing, increases community awareness through education, and renders support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. Located in Plainville, CT, St. Philip House has 8 one-bedroom units on site, a house located across the street and nine scattered site apartments. Chrysalis Center provides supportive services for the individuals and families involved in the St. Philip House program and Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation owns both buildings the program operates from.