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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.


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.

Courtney Statement On Release Of Navy’s Submarine Unified Build Strategy

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2), Ranking Member of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement following the Navy’s announcement of its Submarine Unified Build Strategy, or SUBS


While touring a number of Connecticut’s priority brownfields sites with local elected officials and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Deputy Commissioner Tim Sullivan, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced today the introduction of his new bill – the Creating Livable Environments and New Usable Property (CLEAN UP) Act – to incentivize the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites across Connecticut and the United States. Murphy’s CLEAN UP Act will pair two tax incentives to spur investment in the cleanup of brownfields sites and ultimately help cities and towns increase tax revenues, expand economic development, and protect the environment.

Sen. Duff, Mayor Rilling, Norwalk Legislators and Councilmen: State Investment and Smart Choices Help...

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Mayor Harry W. Rilling, state Representative Chris Perone (D-Norwalk) and members of the Norwalk Common Council held a press conference today in the Common Council chamber to highlight how smart choices at the local level and increased state investment have helped Mayor Rilling propose an operating budget with minimal growth and which holds the line on taxes

Gov. Malloy Announces Awards to Support Affordable Housing Development Across the State

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein today announced that nearly $28 million is being awarded to support the development of affordable housing across Connecticut as part of the latest round of funding under the state's Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) program.

Ringleader of Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Pleads Guilty

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARIA MALEKI, 33, of Santa Ana, Calif., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to conspiring to defraud homeowners across the United States who were seeking mortgage loan modifications.

Ranking Member Courtney’s Opening Remarks On Seapower And Projection Forces Subcommittee Hearing On Logistics...

This is a topic that does not often get the attention it deserves, but is arguably one of the most critical components of our Nation’s maritime national security. In 2015 alone, Navy Combat Logistics ships transferred nearly 1 million pallets of dry cargo and ordinance, and offloaded 8.3 million barrels of fuel to Navy ships. Our U.S. flagged sealift ships were responsible for the transport of over 900 thousand tons of dry cargo, much of which was being transported to and from combat zones.

Commissioner Pino: Vigilant Monitoring of CT Public Water Systems a High Priority for DPH

As controversy continues to swirl around the water crisis in Flint, MI, where that city’s public water supply has been contaminated with toxic levels of lead, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that 99% of the state’s approximately 2,500 Public Water Systems (PWS) are in compliance with federal lead standards for drinking water.  DPH’s Drinking Water Section (DWS) oversees the administration of state and federal drinking water regulations for those systems, which provide water to roughly 2.9 million Connecticut residents and visitors on a daily basis.


U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), and Jim Himes (D-4) applauded $1,224,000 in U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for housing authorities in Hartford, Norwalk, and New Haven. This funding, under HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC), will be used to hire or retain “service coordinators” to help residents achieve economic and housing independence by connecting residents with career and educational opportunities.

Blumenthal, Colleagues Push for Funding to Repair Crumbling Water Infrastructure, Avoid Flint-Style Disasters

As families in Flint, Michigan continue to struggle with lead-contaminated water, eighteen Senators are pushing to boost investment in water infrastructure repairs to avert future crises of contaminated drinking water supplies.

Courtney Hosts USDA Grant And Loan Program Seminars For Local Leaders

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) concluded two days of seminars designed to inform local leaders in eastern Connecticut about grant opportunities available through the USDA-Rural Development Direct Loan & Grant Programs. At events held in Dayville and Colchester, Congressman Courtney discussed the loan program which supported $38.6 million in loans and $5.2 million in grants in Connecticut’s Second Congressional District last year. That funding helped to launch several projects such as expanding the municipal sewer system in Deep River, purchasing new emergency room equipment at Day Kimball Hospital, and building a new fire house in the East Putnam Fire District, among others.

CHFA & Spectrum Enterprises Semi-Annual LIHTC Compliance Conference

What's it about: Processing applications and completing Tenant Income Certifications. Spectrum will cover how to complete verification forms, the most common mistakes and easiest ways to avoid findings of noncompliance, plus tip on how to prepare for a Spectrum review



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


Attorney Pleads Guilty to Role in Scheme That Targeted Distressed Homeowners

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS is an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport