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Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $137,000 in Grants to Help Homeless Veterans

Washington, DC – November 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced that Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (ABRI) in Bridgeport secured a total of $137,410 in Special Needs Grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to renovate their transitional housing facility and purchase a new van. ABRI will receive $114,660 to improve the safety, security, and privacy of their 42-bedroom 665 Park Ave. home as well as $22,750 to purchase a van that will help in the outreach effort as well as transportation of homeless veterans

DeLauro, Esty Announce $2.84 Million in Federal Housing Grants for Waterbury

WASHINGTON, DC – September 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Connecticut Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty announced today that the City of Waterbury has been awarded $2,843,381 in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants were awarded by the office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). DeLauro and Esty each represent a portion of Waterbury.

Eligible Connecticut Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure To Receive Nearly $7 Million from National Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General George Jepsen said today that as a result of the national mortgage foreclosure servicing settlement, nearly $7 million is being distributed in Connecticut to approximately 5,000 Connecticut borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure.

The WorkPlace to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – July 19, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) along with Senator Richard Blumenthal announced a $938,360 grant today for The Workplace in Bridgeport. The funding will be used to improve housing stability for 300 veteran families in Southwest Connecticut. This includes helping them obtain VA and other benefits, case management related to housing, and other services as necessary

Lieberman, Blumenthal, Himes Announce $108,384 for Bridgeport’s Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – March 30, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Jim Himes announced a $108,384 grant today that will assist homeless veterans in Bridgeport with permanent housing and support. The grant will provide 10 of Bridgeport’s homeless veterans with housing vouchers, as well as clinical and supportive services through the West Haven VA Medical Center.

Murphy Announces New Federal Housing Dollars for Homeless Vets in Waterbury

WASHINGTON, DC – March 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Chris Murphy today announced that the Waterbury Housing Authority will receive $257,629 for 40 vouchers to help the region’s homeless veteran population through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH)

Himes and DeLauro Announce $299,670 Grant To Provide Homeless Veterans Job Training

Washington, DC – August 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04) and Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03) announced today that The Workplace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development Board, will be receiving a one year grant of $299,670 to provide local, homeless veterans with job training aimed at helping them succeed in civilian careers. The grant has the potential for up to three additional years based on funding availability.

DELAURO ANNOUNCES $364,673 GRANT FOR NEW HAVEN HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

New Haven, CT – May 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) announced a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Columbus House, a non-profit based in New Haven that provides meals, housing, support programs, and job training services to the local homeless and disadvantaged population.

DeLauro Announces $2,725,292 in Housing Grants for Third District

Washington, DC – January 20, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced several federal grants, totaling $2,725,292, for organizations in Connecticut’s 3rd District from the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance program today.

Obama Administration Awards Additional $9.3 Million to Stabilize Connecticut Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure

WASHINGTON, DC – September 10, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded an additional $9,322,756 million in funding to Connecticut communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The grants announced today represent a third round of funding through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and will provide targeted emergency assistance to help local communities in Connecticut acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. (See below for a complete list of Connecticut funding)

Murphy Visits Vet House to Announce New Federal Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans in Danbury

DANBURY, CT – August 31, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) visited Vet House in Danbury for a tour and to announce that for the first time, Danbury is receiving 15 new federal housing vouchers dedicated to housing homeless veterans in the city. Currently, there are at least 1,000 homeless veterans in Connecticut on any given night, and in the 5th Congressional District, 10% of homeless adults have served in the military.

Gomes & Musto, Advocates, Detail Assistance Available for Those Facing Home Foreclosure

Bridgeport, CT – August 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Nearly one in 12 homeowners in Connecticut in foreclosure or more than 90 days late on their mortgage payments, according to a recent report issued by the foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. Connecticut currently has the 20th highest foreclosure rate in the country, and the city of Bridgeport has the highest rate of any city in the state, with 98 new foreclosure actions initiated in July alone

Himes, DeLauro Announce $300K Grant to WorkPlace, Inc. to Help At-Risk Vets Find Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – July 7, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Representatives Jim Himes (CT-4) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that the WorkPlace, Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant to help give formerly incarcerated veterans a second chance to successfully transition in the civilian world. The program will specifically assist these at-risk veterans in their efforts to secure employment and avoid homelessness.

General Assembly Takes Action in Special Session to Help Neighborhoods and Homeowners Affected by Foreclosures

June 22, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says action taken today in special session by the General Assembly will help neighborhoods and homeowners in Connecticut cope with the effects of the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

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