Town receives $64,000 from Bristol Housing Authority


The Bristol Housing Authority announced that its annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to the town of Bristol will amount to $64,080 this year. The check presentation was made at the town council meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

“Presenting this check is always a great feeling for the housing authority, as we continue on our mission to provide safe, decent housing opportunities as well as be an economic engine for the town,” said Candace Pansa, BHA,executive director. “This year the amount is up by over $1,200.”

The Bristol Housing Authority was granted forgiveness of $20,000 on this year’s PILOT by the town council. That money will be put into sidewalk improvements at the housing facility.


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