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As luxury apartments near Bridgeport groundbreaking, BNT affordable apartment development is delayed

BRIDGEPORT — As Steelpointe’s Christoph family aims to break ground this fall on luxury apartments at the harbor-front East Side site, construction of BNT's affordable units the developers are backing a few blocks away per their contract with the city is delayed. “The project did compete for (state) low income housing tax credits this past January (and) lost by a couple points,” said Elizabeth...

CT Mortgage Relief Program Now up to $50K for Residents Affected by Covid-19

August 17, 2022 – Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), a HUD-certified Resource Center for Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s (CHFA) newest mortgage relief program, MyHomeCT, hosted a MyHomeCT Seminar with CHFA at its Bridgeport office yesterday. Interested parties were invited to learn about the grant and eligibility requirements. The goal of MyHomeCT is to cure mortgage delinquencies and...

M&T Senior Mortgage Managers Visit BNT for Ideation

August 16, 2022 – Senior mortgage bankers Tim Frederick, EVP, Head of Mortgage Originations; Phil Swetz, SVP, Director of Product, CRA, Affordable Mortgage Lending; Andrea Kawakami, VP Residential Mortgage Sales Manager; and Moyah Smith, Retail Mortgage CRA Regional Sales Manager (first pictured left to right), gave a rare visit to BNT's offices yesterday. Much discussion centered around M&T's...

HUD Makes Over $30 Million Available to State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Partners

June 22, 2022 - HUD Makes Over $30 Million Available to State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Partners Funding increased 6.5% to support and promote fair housing nationwide The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced it has allocated $30.1 million in noncompetitive funding for HUD’s state and local fair housing enforcement agencies across the country under...

HUD Announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities Across U.S.

May 17, 2022 - HUD Announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities Across U.S The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $10.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 formula grants to communities across the United States for housing and community development activities ranging from affordable housing development to public housing modernization to...

avangrid supports housing BNT

Avangrid & United Illuminating Co. Support BNT with Unexpected Grant

Recently Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) was visited by executives from United Illuminating Co and their parent company, Avangrid. Franklin Reynolds, President and CEO of UIL Holdings, Pablo Colón, Director of Corporate Citizenship for Avangrid, and Jalmar De Dios, Director of Communications & Economic Development for Avangrid, came to BNT’s office and presented a check for $15,000 to Doris...

Doris Latorre appointed as BNT's new CEO

BNT Announces Appointment of New CEO Doris Latorre

BNT, one of Connecticut’s top affordable housing developers, is pleased to announce that it has chosen Doris Latorre as its new Chief Executive Officer. A long-time Bridgeport housing activist, Doris served as BNT’s Deputy Director, before being named Interim CEO last November. Doris, who has worked with BNT for more than seven years, has had a long career advocating for people’s housing rights....

FACT SHEET: 2021 HUD Year in Review; Fair Housing Highlights – December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021 - HUD Fact Sheet: 2021 Year in Review; Fair Housing Highlights December 22, 2021 - HUD published its 2021 Year in Review Fact Sheet, which includes significant collaboration between other governmental agencies and the Biden administration. The publication included the following highlights regarding Fair Housing antidiscrimination advancements: Task force established June 2021 brings...

BNT Hosts Annual Benefit: Meeting the Housing Crisis – December 8, 2021

On December 8 at 6 PM, BNT hosted its BNT Annual Benefit: Meeting the Housing Crisis at the new Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater facility in Bridgeport. The event not only raised support for the housing and counseling work BNT provides, but it also introduced funders and community supporters to Doris Latorre as BNT's new Interim CEO as of November 15, 2021. After a long year in a pandemic, this was a great...

BNT Leadership Announcement – Doris Latorre Now Interim CEO – November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021 - BNT's Stephen Grathwohl Announces Doris Latorre Now Interim CEO Building Neighborhoods Together's (BNT) Board President, Stephen Grathwohl announced today that Deputy Director Deputy G. Latorre has been elevated to Interim Chief Executive Officer, and that Noah Gotbaum tendered his resignation earlier today. Steve said that as BNT's Deputy Director, Doris has been an essential...

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