Home is so much more than shelter. The seed that has grown into the Vita Health & Wellness District was the recognition that it wasn’t enough to replace our dilapidated, obsolete public housing – it needed to be reimagined. Our community helped shape our vision.
In our mixed-income communities, there’s no difference between units rented at market rate and ones subsidized for people with lower income. All construction uses high-quality, eco-friendly, nontoxic materials. Our communities are smoke-free and offer ample green space and parking. Houses have yards, front doors and large windows that overlook the street, to foster safety and ownership.
Stamford Hospital as “Anchor Institution”
Stamford Hospital’s role in Vita, highlighted by the National Housing Conference.
A Profile by “Build Healthy Places”
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported network tells the Vita story.
A Landscape Built for Health
A video excerpt highlighting how we built health built into our neighborhood.
A Fresh Take on Public Housing
How Charter Oak Communities reimagined public housing in Stamford, Connecticut.
Old-Style Public Housing Comes Down
Watch the demolition of Vidal Court to make way for new beginnings.