Lieberman Applauds Nearly $17 Million to Prevent Homelessness in Connecticut

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 for families who have fallen into homelessness and prevent at-risk families from becoming homeless. The funds will provide short- and medium-term rental assistance and services to address and prevent homelessness. These grants were released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“During these difficult economic times, many families have, or are at risk to lose their homes due to predatory lending or sudden unemployment,” Lieberman said. “For those in financial distress, these funds will provide much needed help – keeping people in their homes until they can get back on their feet and providing assistance to people who have lost homes and need to find affordable permanent housing.”

Recipients of the grants include:

• Bridgeport $1,351,004.00
• CT Department of Housing $10,818,309.00
• Hartford $1,572,727.00
• New Britain $772,694.00
• New Haven $1,514,570.00
• Waterbury $931,128.00

Contact: Scott Overland

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