CHAPTER 128
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
MUNICIPAL HOUSING PROJECTS

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Sec. 8-41a. Liability of authority for actions of commissioners and employees.
Sec. 8-114d. Resident services coordinators.
Sec. 8-119ll. Comprehensive assessment of rental assistance for the elderly and disabled.

PART I
CREATION AND POWERS OF AUTHORITY.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
LOW AND MODERATE INCOME RENTAL HOUSING

      Sec. 8-41a. Liability of authority for actions of commissioners and employees. Each housing authority shall protect and save harmless any commissioner or any full-time or part-time employee of such authority from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence, or for alleged infringement of any person's civil rights, on the part of such commissioner or such employee while acting in the discharge of his duties.

      (P.A. 81-168; P.A. 05-53, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 05-53 extended protections to part-time employees of housing authorities.

PART VI
HOUSING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS

      Sec. 8-114d. Resident services coordinators. (a) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall award grants-in-aid to housing authorities, municipal developers and nonprofit corporations operating elderly housing projects pursuant to this part to hire resident services coordinators to (1) facilitate conflict resolution between residents, including between seniors and younger residents, (2) establish and maintain relationships with community service providers and link residents to appropriate community services, (3) act as a liaison to assist in problem solving, (4) assist residents of such housing to maintain an independent living status, (5) assess the individual needs of residents of such housing for the purpose of establishing and maintaining support services, (6) provide orientation services to new residents and maintain regular contact with residents of such housing, (7) monitor the delivery of support services to residents of such housing, (8) organize resident activities and meetings that promote socialization among all residents, and (9) advocate changes in services sought or required by residents of such housing. The commissioner shall award grants-in-aid based on demonstration of need and availability of matching funds. A joint application made by more than one housing authority, municipal developer or nonprofit corporation shall have the same preference as an application made by one housing authority, municipal developer or nonprofit corporation.

      (b) The employment of resident services coordinators by a housing authority, municipal developer or nonprofit corporation operating elderly housing projects pursuant to this part shall be considered an allowable expense.

      (c) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may convene monthly meetings of the resident services coordinators for in-service training and information sharing. Training topics shall include, but not be limited to, the health care needs of seniors and persons with disabilities, mediation and conflict resolution, and local and regional service resources.

      (P.A. 98-263, S. 3, 4, 21; P.A. 05-206, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 98-263 effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 05-206 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provisions re conflict resolution, including resolution of conflicts between seniors and younger residents, community services, liaisons to assist problem solving, orientation services and the promotion of socialization among residents and redesignating subdivisions accordingly, and added new Subsec. (c) re monthly meetings of resident services coordinators, effective July 1, 2005.

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PART X
HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME PERSONS

      Sec. 8-119ll. Comprehensive assessment of rental assistance for the elderly and disabled. Annually, the Department of Economic and Community Development in consultation with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority shall conduct a comprehensive assessment of current and future needs for rental assistance under section 8-119kk for housing projects for the state's elderly and disabled. Not later than April 1, 2006, the results of the first such analysis shall be presented to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing, in accordance with section 11-4a.

      (P.A. 05-239, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 05-239 effective July 8, 2005.

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