The Winchester Housing Authority has served the community of Winchester (Winsted) since 1956. It has a rich history brought about by its dedicated Board of Commissioners who have served throughout the years.
First came 42 duplex family homes called Ramsay Heights in 1957. Then, in 1970, came 80 grand apartments called Chestnut Grove. This was followed in 1971 by Greenwoods Gardens’ 40 senior apartments next to downtown. Through its affiliate, The Winchester Housing Authority Development Corporation, the Laurel Commons community, run by the Winchester Housing Development Corporation, came to be in 2005.
The success of this organization, one of the most accomplished in Connecticut, says a great deal about its founders and the many dedicated Commissioners that have followed. While it is an accepted fact that there has always been need for housing assistance in Winsted of one kind or another, the Housing Authority now finds itself in a position to add even more help through its non-profit The Winchester Housing Development Corporation (WHDC).