BEAR WOODS APARTMENTS (FAVARH’S IDD SPECIALTY HOUSING PROJECT)
UPDATED: July 6, 2021
Bear Woods Apartments is perfectly situated in a great location in the suburban town of Canton, Connecticut. Tucked into a wooded glade, Bear Woods provides a beautiful, tranquil surrounding only blocks from vibrant pulse of suburban Canton with amazing shopping, a wide range of restaurant choices nearby, easy access to public bus transportation, and steps from the Farmington River Bicycle Trail – with scenic rides and serene natural views, Bear Woods combines superior quality rental apartments and easy access, with free on-site parking and many local amenities nearby.
Design by Favarh, The Arc of the Farmington Valley, and built in conjunction with Regan Development, Bear Woods Apartments is one of two cutting-edge specialty housing complexes integrating tenants with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The second apartment complex in Bloomfield is scheduled for occupancy in the fall of 2020. By incorporating an innovative smart apartment management system to help tenants with IDD safely thrive, these apartment complexes are known for their first-in-nation design providing a cost effective approach to IDD housing that is affordable, integrated, and independent.
A prerequisite for the tenants in both complexes, whether disabled or non-disabled, is that they meet federal income requirements. The two complexes combined provide affordable rentals for 39 people with IDD and 115 others. Although applications for individuals with IDD are no longer being accepted, applications for the non-IDD apartments in Canton are now being accepted online at bearwoodsapartments.com
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