Yearly Archives: 2013

People’s United Community Foundation Awards $10,000 to Housing Development Fund

Bridgeport, CT - December 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- This December, People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded a $10,000 grant to Housing Development Fund in Stamford.

AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins in $2.1B State-Federal Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General George Jepsen, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Attorney General Urges Congress to Again Extend Tax Relief for Distressed Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen is once again leading a national effort by state attorneys general who are urging Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values

Gerratana: State Investment Bringing Major Improvements to Affordable Housing to New Britain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Terry Gerratana joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy in announcing a predevelopment grant for Security Manor in New Britain. Security Manor is one of seven affordable housing facilities that will receive grants for architectural design, environmental studies, and other early-stage development costs

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 Announces 23 CT Veterans Will Stay In Their Retirement Homes

NEW HAVEN, CT - November 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is allowing 23 Connecticut veterans to stay in their current retirement homes through next September. Without Shineski’s intervention they would have been forced to leave at the end of this year

Department of Consumer Protection Revokes Home Improvement Registration of Lysco Contracting, Inc.

HARTFORD, - November 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Consumer Protection has revoked the home improvement contractor registration of Lysco Contracting, Inc, of 70 East Jefryn Boulevard, Deer Park, NY for violations of the Home Improvement Act, the Unfair Trade Practices Act, and occupational licensing laws.

CT REIA Meeting with Robyn Thompson: Buy, Rehab, and Sell Homes in CT

West Hartford, CT - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you answered yes to any of these questions, retailing ugly houses is for you! Robyn has taught thousands of students how to achieve financial independence by investing in distressed properties. Robyn has made retailing homes a science and she knows every technique imaginable to locate profitable deals, renovate distressed properties at lightning speed, minimize holding costs, and qualify good credit buyers and expedite closings so you can collect a big check.

CT Congressional Delegation Applauds $75 Million In Home Heating Assistance For State

Washington, DC - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Connecticut Congressional Delegation today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $2.9 billion nationally in Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds, authorized by the FY2014 Continuing Resolution. Connecticut will receive a total of $75.09 million – 90 percent of which was made available to the state today

DeLauro Announces Release of Home Heating Assistance Funds

NEW HAVEN, CT - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today announced Connecticut is receiving $67.584 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP helps low income households pay their energy bills and is particularly crucial as we move in to the winter. DeLauro is the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services, which administers LIHEAP

Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association (CT REIA) Announces Fall 2013 Real Estate Investment Coaching...

West Hartford, CT - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association, or CT REIA, is announcing the start of its Fall 2013 Fast Track Team Coaching Program for buying, negotiating, holding and selling real estate. The first meeting of this 6-month program will take place on Wednesday November 6, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. The cost of this event varies and is dependent on which type of package interested participants choose.

CT House Members Urge VA Secretary to Allow 23 CT Veterans Choice to Stay...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut’s delegation to the House of Representatives today urged Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to allow 23 Connecticut veterans at risk of losing their places in three retirement homes to stay in those homes, with coverage from the VA if they so choose. Veterans at the Seacrest Retirement Home in West Haven, Highview Manor in Hamden, and Mattatuck Health Care in Waterbury were recently notified by the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that, due to a VA error, care in these homes has erroneously been covered and will subsequently be ending at the end of the year

CT REIA Fall 2013 Real Estate Coaching Program

West Hartford, CT - October 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The CT REIA "Fast-Track" Coaching Program teaches how to profit from real estate in the local market. It is known for creating a high number of successes amongst its students.

State Sanctions Branford Mobile Home Park for Unsafe, Unhealthy Living Conditions

HARTFORD, - October 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein has issued a legal decision and order against Shoreline Trailer Court, LLC of Branford for violations of laws pertaining to mobile manufactured home parks and the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Blumenthal, Murphy Urge VA Secretary To Rescind Order Kicking 23 Ct Veterans Out Of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today urged the agency to allow 23 Connecticut veterans residing in various state rest homes to stay in their current facilities at the VA’s expense until the agency can determine suitable options for their future care. As a result of an error by the VA


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