Located on approximately 11 acres, Victory Gardens is a 74-unit mixed-income permanent supportive and affordable rental housing development on the campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – CT Healthcare Center in Newington, Connecticut.

One of the first of its kind, Victory Gardens is the result of a new VA program seeking to build housing on surplus property for homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless. The apartments consist of 40 one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units. Thirty-seven of the 74 units that are dedicated to homeless veterans and their families are fully furnished and come equipped with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, and cleaning materials.

Built by the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, a regional non-profit, Victory Gardens is well positioned to serve as a comprehensive solution for the myriad housing and other issues veterans often face when returning home from service. In addition, the apartments are adjacent to VA medical facilities, giving veterans convenient access to quality healthcare, programs and other services.


Victory Gardens Housing, LLC, through an Enhanced-Use Lease Program with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development


Paul Bailey Architects, LLC


Enterprise Builders, Inc.


United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Connecticut Department of Housing, Connecticut

Housing Finance Authority

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Morgan Stanley

National Equity Fund, Inc.

Webster Bank, N.A.

Connecticut Housing Investment Fund

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Housing Ministries, Inc.

the MetLife Foundation

the Home Depot Foundation

Title Insurance:

Stewart Title Guaranty Company

James Czapiga, Esq., Agency Services Manager,

Connecticut and Rhode Island

Michael Shannon, Esq., Agency Services

Representative, Assistant Vice President

Amy D. Arcano, Underwriter, Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President

Mayo Crowe, LLC

Melanie S. Rausch, Esq., Partner

James M. Scaramozza, Esq., Partner