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California Woman Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Scheme to Defraud Struggling Homeowners

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MICHELLE LEFAOSEU, also known as “Michelle Bennett,” “Michelle Lee” and “Michelle Page,” 42, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for participating in an extensive mortgage loan modification scheme.

Former State Representative Involved in Mortgage Fraud Scheme is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICTOR CUEVAS, 52, of Bristol, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one year of probation and a $1,000 fine for conspiring with others to commit bank fraud in connection with his home mortgage loan applications

Larson Visits South Park Inn Homeless Shelter

Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the South Park Inn, a homeless shelter that serves nearly 1,500 men, women, and children each year, and has sheltered more than 60,000 since it opened its doors

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL, HIMES ANNOUNCE $500,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SUPPORT HOMELESS YOUTH IN GREATER BRIDGEPORT

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $179,776 per year federal grant to the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc., to support the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. With help from this grant, the Janus Center will provide shelter and homelessness prevention and intervention services to 1,200 male, female and transgender runaway, homeless and street youth under the age of 18 from Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton.

Courtney Releases New Information On Efforts To Assist Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released new information on his efforts to assist homeowners in northeastern Connecticut with crumbling foundations. On Wednesday, Courtney met with the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) to discuss his recent determination that federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could be used to assist homeowners.

Courtney Announces His Amendment To Return Stonington Wharf To Town Passes The House

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that his amendment to restore the Old Stonington Wharf to the Town of Stonington was passed by the House of Representatives as a part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). The historic Stonington wharf which was once an important dock and social gathering area for the town has been deteriorating for decades.

Courtney Releases HUD Letter Outlining Possible Assistance For Crumbling Foundations

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released a letter from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicating that Connecticut municipalities may have a path to pursue federal grant funding to address repairs associated with crumbling foundations. As part of his effort to identify federal resources for homeowners struggling with crumbling foundations, Courtney received a letter from HUD outlining two possible sources of existing annual federal grant funding that could be used for municipal housing rehabilitation programs

Connecticut Home Sales Drop in July

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut decreased 8.2 percent comparing July 2016 to July 2015. The median sales price of $265,000 reflects a 2.9 percent decrease from this period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units of homes sold were 3,611 in July 2016 and 3,933 in July 2015.

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.

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Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Pleads Guilty to Stealing from HUD...

John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 53, of New Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of theft from programs receiving federal funds