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DeLauro Calls For A National Infrastructure Bank And A Major Investment In American Jobs

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today visited Tilcon Connecticut in to call for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. DeLauro has introduced legislation to create such a program, which would help finance the nation’s most critical infrastructure projects, while also creating good paying jobs repairing roads, building bridges, and creating safer and more modern water projects.

Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson Urge Insurers To Participate In State Relief Program For Crumbling...

Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Representative John Larson (CT-01) released letters they sent jointly to Connecticut insurers regarding efforts proposed by the State of Connecticut to provide relief to homeowners burdened by crumbling foundations in central and eastern Connecticut.

Strong first-time homebuyer demand drives $185 million CHFA bond sale

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) plans to offer $185 million in bonds in August due to increasing demand from qualified homebuyers. On August 3, 2016, $145 Million in Fixed Rate Bonds will be sold, and $40 Million in Variable Rate Bonds are scheduled for sale on August 24. Proceeds from the sale will be used to finance about 750 single-family mortgages and refund prior bonds to take advantage of the low interest rate environment.

To ensure that residential rental units within the City meet minimum housing standards, the...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, and Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Commissioner Sean M. Connolly are applauding an announcement made today by the Obama Administration that the country has seen a nearly 50 percent decline in homelessness among veterans since 2010.

Ringleader of Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Federal...

33, of Santa Ana, Calif., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 112 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for heading a mortgage loan modification scheme that defrauded more than 1,000 struggling homeowners across the United States

Former West Haven Housing Authority Director Sentenced to Prison for Receiving $1.5 Million in...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL SIWEK, 56, of North Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for receiving approximately $1.5 million in bribes while serving as the executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority, and for failing to pay taxes on the illegal income.

MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED; DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY &...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

Connecticut Delegation: UConn, Connecticut Manufacturers Part of Winning Bid for $70 Million Federal Energy...

As members of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition Support, the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the University of Connecticut (UConn), and the Connecticut Center...

Gov. Malloy and State Officials Announce Federal Grant to Continue Supporting Housing for Veterans

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut is receiving a federal grant of nearly $400,000 that will support 43 new HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers, which combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and case management services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans who are at risk of homelessness.

SENATE PASSES BILL TO FUND CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING PRIORITIES FOR CONNECTICUT

Murphy Helped Craft Bill In Committee, Secured Funding For Connecticut Priorities; Bill Includes An Additional $249 Million To Improve Rail Safety And Reliability & $135 Million To Help Low-Income Families Remove Lead From Their Homes

Connecticut Statewide Home Sales Rise Significantly in March

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 15.1 percent comparing March 2016 to March 2015. The median sales price of $230,000 reflects no change from the same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units of homes sold were 2,360 in March 2016 and 2,051 in March 2015

MURPHY SECURES COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONDITIONS FOLLOWING “DECREPIT CONDITIONS” AT CHURCH STREET...

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today announced committee passage of a key provision in the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that will improve living conditions for residents at HUD-assisted housing units. After learning that HUD did not adequately assess hazards like asbestos and mold at Church Street South in New Haven, Murphy fought to ensure that the bill will significantly strengthen inspection and oversight at properties owned, insured, or subsidized by HUD, and that those properties are decent, safe, and in good repair

Courtney Votes For Major Infrastructure Investment For The Connecticut Air National Guard And Against...

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement after passage of the House Armed Services Committee Readiness Subcommittee mark of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act today

Gov. Malloy Signs Order Strengthening State Building Code to Limit Storm Damage as a...

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that - with Connecticut facing more frequent and severe weather events as a result of global warming - he is directing state agencies to develop new building code standards that will better protect residential and commercial structures from damage caused by flooding and high winds.

CHFA AWARDS FEDERAL TAX CREDITS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) Executive Director Karl Kilduff and CHFA Board Chairwoman and Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, announced that CHFA’s Board of Directors has approved $7.1 million in Federal 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) to six proposed affordable multifamily housing developments. These developments will result in 320 affordable rental units and 65 market rate units. The $7.1 million in LIHTCs are expected to generate more than $70 million private equity for the developments. The development of these properties is projected to generate 527 jobs and $175,680 million in economic activity.

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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DeLauro Calls For A National Infrastructure Bank And A Major Investment...

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today visited Tilcon Connecticut in to call for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. DeLauro has introduced legislation to create such a program, which would help finance the nation’s most critical infrastructure projects, while also creating good paying jobs repairing roads, building bridges, and creating safer and more modern water projects.