Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

DeLauro Announces Veterans Housing Assistance Funds for Waterbury and West Haven

Washington, DC - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that the Waterbury and West Haven Housing Authorities have been awarded HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers. The Waterbury Housing Authority will receive $188,526, and the West Haven Housing Authority will receive $196,470, part of $58,627,081 in housing support for homeless veterans being awarded nationwide

Governor Rell: FEMA Teams Headed to Flood-Struck Areas Starting Tuesday

April 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that damage assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in the field beginning Tuesday to examine the aftermath of severe flooding – especially in southeastern Connecticut – that followed heavy rainstorms last week. Additional teams will fan out Wednesday.

Dodd Announces Over $28.7 Million for Connecticut Homeless Assistance Programs

December 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced today that several agencies throughout Connecticut will receive a total of over $28.7 million to support local homeless assistance programs. The funds were awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care grant program.

Senate Majority Leader: Democrats’ Home Energy Assistance Web Page Can Help Families Save This...

Web site provides one-stop shop for families seeking help with heating expenses, furnace upgrades and home weatherization. Hartford, CT - November 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) announced today that the Senate Democrats have released an update to their home-heating assistance Web page to help provide Connecticut families with a convenient location on the Web for information on a wide variety of home-heating assistance programs.

Governor Rell: State Directs $10.8 Million in Stimulus To Combat Homelessness

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state has directed $10.8 million in federal stimulus funds to prevent homeless through a community-based program that provides assistance for rent and utility bills, intervenes during evictions and offers emergency lodging and other services aimed at keeping Connecticut families and individuals from losing their homes.

Lieberman Applauds More Than $7.1 Million for CT Community Development and Job Growth

WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today praised the release of $7,162,353 in Recovery Act funding to improve living conditions, provide affordable housing and create economic opportunities. These funds were distributed to eight municipalities across the state, as well as to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The grants were released by the federal Department Housing and Urban Development as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Lieberman Applauds Nearly $17 Million to Prevent Homelessness in Connecticut

WASHINGTON, DC - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today praised the release of $16,960,432 to rapidly find housing...

Dodd Attends Signing Ceremony Joined by Two Connecticut Residents

May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, the Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, today attended President Obama’s signing ceremony for the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, legislation that Dodd sponsored to help prevent foreclosures and increase the availability of credit for consumers and businesses. Dodd was joined at the ceremony by two supporters of the bill from Connecticut: Tony Emerson, the Executive Director of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, and Carol Walter, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Governor Rell: $64.3 Million in Stimulus Funds Will Expand Home Weatherization Program

April 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state will receive $64.3 million in federal stimulus funds to greatly expand a statewide program that helps thousands of low-income families reduce energy costs and consumption by weatherizing their homes

Senate President Says Eastern Connecticut Towns Getting Stimulus Money for Public Housing

Hartford, CT - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says that as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA of 2009), several public housing authorities in Eastern Connecticut will receive Public Housing Capital Fund Formula Grants.

Governor Rell: $163 Million in Stimulus Funds To Bolster Bus, Rail and Greenway...

March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state’s Recovery Working Group unanimously approved nearly $163 million in federal stimulus transportation projects to create jobs on statewide bus and rail projects and enhance pedestrian and bicycle access.

Connecticut Awarded $745,000 in Grants for Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) awarded $745,000 in grants to fund 57 units of affordable housing in Bridgeport, Meriden, and New London. In all, 25 New England initiatives received more than $16 million in grants, loans, and rate subsidies as part of the Bank's Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to create or preserve 674 rental and ownership units for very low-, low-, and moderate-income individuals and families.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $633 MILLION TO HELP VERY LOW-INCOME ELDERLY AND PEOPLE...

WASHINGTON, DC - Thousands of additional senior citizens and people with disabilities will soon be able to find affordable housing, thanks to more than $633 million in housing assistance announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson today joined Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (CT-5) to make the announcement in New Britain, Connecticut

CONNECTICUT LANDLORDS SETTLE LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE CASE

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that a Connecticut property management company and several affiliated New Haven owners have agreed to pay a $32,000 fine for failing to inform tenants their apartments may contain lead-based paint. In addition, the landlords agreed to render those units lead safe at a cost of more than $400,000.

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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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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.