A Norwalk affordable-housing project received another $1.3 million in state support, bringing total government support to more than $43 million for a project with an out-of-state developer.
Boston-based Trinity Financial is leading the $110 million Washington Village redevelopment.
Patrick Lee, a co-founder and executive vice president of the company, gave $7,500 to the Connecticut Democratic Party’s federal account since 2013. State law would prohibit Lee, as a beneficiary of state funding, from making donations to candidates for state office or to the state party’s account to benefit those candidates. However, recipients of state funding and state contractors can give to the same party’s federal account.
The latest batch of funding is $1.3 million for brownfield remediation. Previously, the project received:
- $30 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, which hopes to convert affordable housing into mixed-income housing.
- $9.8 million from the state Department of Housing, passing through federal money intended for the Superstorm Sandy recovery.
- $1.89 million as a low-income housing tax credit.
In November 2013, the party received thousands in donations from others with affordable-housing business, also through its federal account.