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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...

Senator Blumenthal Honors BNT and Local Resident on Channel 12 News – October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021 - Senator Blumenthal praised BNT and local resident, Phannell Austin, on Channel 12 News. See teaser clip below. BNT is a proud administrator of UniteCT, the state's program for Covid related rental and electric assistance needs. The program is available for eligible Connecticut households financially impacted by COVID-19. As a result of BNT's work with Phannell, who is unable to...

HUD Awards $47 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination, Including $125,000 FHIP Grant to BNT – September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021 - HUD Awards $47 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination, Including $125,000 FHIP Grant to BNT September 2, 2021 - HUD announced today that it had awarded $47.4 million to 120 fair housing organizations nationally under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). This included an award of $125,000 to support BNT's education and outreach programming for the ensuing year, including free...

BNT Featured on WNPR’s All Things Considered – July 12, 2021

“If it wasn't for BNT and Carmen, my family and I could have ended up on the streets" – UniteCT Rental Assistance Applicant, Hernandez  July 12, 2021 - BNT's Carmen Ramos and UniteCT Applicant, Hernandez on All Things Considered BNT is one of the most active HUD and CHFA housing counseling agencies in Connecticut, and now one of the most active administrator's of Connecticut's UniteCT rental...

BNT’s West Liberty Commons Ribbon Cutting – June 29, 2021

June 29th, 2021 - Building Neighborhoods Together was able to formally celebrate the opening of our newest affordable housing development, West Liberty Commons on June 28th, 2021. This project has been in the works since before it’s groundbreaking in September 2019 and continued on with construction throughout the 2020 pandemic. In attendance were Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, State Housing...

Fair Housing Update & News – HUD Restoring 2003 Discriminatory Rule – June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 - HUD Proposes Restoring Discriminatory Effects Rule June 25, 2021 - Discrimination in housing needs to stop. Making claims should be easier and more straightforward. BNT welcomes HUD’s decision to restore the 2013 discriminatory effects rule. Please see the following HUD Press Release dated June 25, 2021: HUD Proposes Restoring Discriminatory Effects Rule If you believe you may...

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