To the Editor:
As reported in a recent article in the Milford Mirror, The Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership (MRHP), has begun renovations on 115 units of state and federal public housing at Catherine McKeen Village. This $1.2 million project is important and complex. Once completed residents of these nearly 50-year old units will have upgraded bathrooms and new flooring throughout. While the focus is on the renovated bathrooms, it is the flooring that is the cause of the complexity. MRHP has taken the extra, very important, step of making sure any asbestos that may be present under the floors will be removed from the entire unit, not just the bathrooms. This effort has added tremendous cost and considerable time to the project, but is vitally important to the long term safety and comfort of our residents. Once completed, it is hoped that all known environmental issues will be cleaned up, not just at the Village, but throughout the entire Milford Housing Authority. Sad as it may seem, few if any housing authorities in the nation can boast of this.