FARMINGTON – A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday will mark the receipt of more than $2 million in federal housing funds for upgrades and improvements at the Ethel Walton House also known as Farmington Hill.

A Wilton native, Rosa Scarcelli, president and owner of Stanford Management, will host the event at the affordable housing facility.

Last year, Stanford secured $25.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Funds for the revitalization of more than 78 housing properties in Stanford’s portfolio, including numerous housing properties in Maine. Most of the contracts will be given to local individuals and vendors for the work that includes repairing/replacing roofs, making Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to the parking lot and common areas, elevator system updates, replacing windows and repairing or replacing siding.

Scarcelli will join with residents, members of her management team, local and federal officials for the ceremony that will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Ethel Walton House, 114 Thompson Walton Court, Farmington. The ceremony will be followed by a community meeting of residents and neighbors.

Stanford Management is the largest women-owned affordable housing provider in the United States and one of the largest women-owned companies in the state of Maine. In 2008, Affordable Housing Magazine named it one of the top 10 affordable housing providers in the country. For more information see

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