October 7, 2022 – In an effort to directly support the home states of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts in which CVS is rooted, a new $2 million grant program called Hometown Fund was created by CVS Health Foundation to demonstrate their unwavering support for their local communities and invest in organizations they believe are making a big difference.
Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) is thrilled to report that it was recently selected as the sole awardee in the area of Housing in CT with a grant of $25,000. “We are so very grateful to CVS! This is the first grant we have ever received from CVS, and one of the only grants we have received for operating purposes”, said CEO Doris Latorre. This donation will greatly increase the number of clients utilizing the skillsets of HUD-Certified Housing Counselors and the free classes BNT provides in the areas of First Time Homeownership, Foreclosure Prevention, Budgeting, Credit Assistance, Fair Housing Rights, and many more.
CVS has also teamed up with WTNH-8 (CT) and is featuring BNT in a 90-second vignette to showcase the work BNT does across the state, which can be viewed in the link below.
“BNT is a non-profit organization specifically designed to help low/moderate income folks with the challenge of affordable housing,” said BNT CEO Doris Latorre. “We do that by creating affordable housing while also building and maintaining programs that are essential to help folks have access to homeownership and purchase/maintain an affordable home. Many across the state have never heard of BNT, so this level of outreach by CVS is invaluable.”
As foreclosure prevention, homeownership, and credit repair experts, BNT is positioned to help many Connecticut residents stay in their family home or be best prepared to take the steps toward First Time Homeownership. After the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, these services are in need more than ever, which is why CVS’ donation is so beneficial to BNT.