Favarh Specialty Housing
Favarh – the Arc of the Farmington Valley and Regan Development are building two innovative specialty housing complexes that will give tenants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) increased independence and autonomy in an integrated and safe environment. One of the complexes will be in Canton at 300-350 Commerce Drive and the other will be in Bloomfield at 458 and 470 Cottage Grove Road. The innovative nature of the projects will be the incorporation of ADA+ features along with a cutting-edge smart-home management system to help tenants with IDD safely thrive in a fully integrated community setting. A prerequisite for all tenants in both complexes will be that they meet state income limitations. The two complexes combined will create affordable rentals for 38 people with IDD and 115 others.
Bear Woods Apartments in Canton, Connecticut
Lavender Field Apartments in Bloomfield, Connecticut
Voya Financial is collaborating with Favarh to help make specialty housing for tenants with intellectual and developmental disabilities a reality in Canton and Bloomfield, CT. As an extension of Voya's vision and mission to help all Americans have the quality of life they seek in retirement, its Voya Cares® program works to help serve those individuals with special needs and disabilities, and their caregivers. This is done by offering a depth of resources focused on education, planning and solutions, as well as advocacy and collaborative partnerships with organizations like Favarh. Visit voyacares.com to learn more.
News & Press Updates
FEBRUARY 10, 2021
By Rachel Piscitelli, Fox61 TV-News
A 40-apartment complex has now opened in Canton, with some living spaces designed for adults with intellectual disabilities.
FEBRUARY 09, 2021
By DON STACOM, HARTFORD COURANT |
In the bedroom of the apartment they are moving into, brothers Scott Emery, left, and Craig Emery, right, work with their father Mike Emery setting up furniture. For nearly 20 developmentally disabled young adults, the new Bear Woods apartments in Canton offer their first chance to live outside their families’ homes.
FEBRUARY 6, 2021
By Dominique Moody, NBC-CONNECTICUT TV
It's the beginning of a new chapter for some 21 adults who for the very first time are moving out of mom's and dad's house and settling into their very own apartment.
MARCH 01, 2020
Special to TODAY MAGAZINE
As construction on Canton's Commerce Drive nears completion, job recruitment is in full swing at Favarh, aka The Arc of the Farmington Valley. The 61-year-old nonprofit, Canton's largest private employer, is doubling its job recruitment efforts to meet an upcoming deadline - the occupancy of the new Bear Woods Apartments.
NOVEMBER 24, 2019
By Emily Brindley, Hartford Courant
Lauren Traceski’s parents have always worried about what would happen to their daughter as they aged. Traceski has intellectual or developmental disabilities, and there aren’t many affordable housing options in Connecticut that meet her needs without stifling independence.
JULY 16, 2019
with Lucy Nalpathanchil, Host of WNPR's Where We Live
In the Farmington Valley, a nonprofit organization aims to break down silos and build bridges in the community through apartment housing. This hour, we learn about Favarh and its unique initiative to build a more integrated living experience for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
MARCH 12, 2018
by Gregory Seay, Hartford Business Journal Reporter
Connecticut's approval of $13 million in bonding to establish in the Hartford area a pair of novel, integrated communities where seniors, Millennials and people with intellectual and developmental and other disabilities live side by side could become a national model, advocates and developers say.
NOVEMBER 29, 2017
by Ken Byron Hartford, Courant Reporter
A Home Of Her Own: Non-Profit Housing Plan Could Help Those With Disabilities Live Independently
Acceptance Process for Favarh IDASH/Specialty Housing
Applications for Favarh IDASH/Specialty Housing are no longer being accepted.
For questions, email Patricia Nadeau, Residential Director or reach her by phone at 860/693-6662, ext. 106.