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Building Neighborhoods Together Crisis Fund Virtual Gala – November 12, 2020

On November 12, 2020 at 6:30pm, BNT hosted the Building Neighborhoods Together Crisis Fund Virtual Gala to raise critical support for the housing and counseling work it does on behalf of needy individuals, seniors and families. It was a great celebration, with intros and welcomes by Senator Blumenthal and Representative Himes, a special unveiling of BNT’s new name and logo, David Lehman,...

Senator Blumenthal Honors BNT – August 22, 2020

Bridgeport, CT - On Saturday, August 22, Senator Richard Blumenthal honored Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) for the many contributions it has made to make affordable housing more accessible to those in need. As a result of increased housing discrimination during the pandemic, Blumenthal presented BNT with a special $20,000 HUD Fair Housing COVID-19 grant at a press conference at its corporate...

East End Apartments for Rent – applications are now available! – February 7, 2020

A Smoke-free Community / No Pets Allowed Newly remodeled apartments at several locations in the East End 1755 Stratford Avenue, a beautifully restored 8-unit building with off street parking and lovely rain garden. 1853 Stratford Avenue, gorgeous 15-unit building with on-site laundry and newly created market and café on the ground floor. 1998 Seaview Avenue, a spacious...

BNT’s 7th Annual Masquerade Ball

BRIDGEPORT, CT – On Friday, November 1st Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) funders, supporters and government officials greased their hair and pulled out their poodle skirts for BNT’s 50’s themed Masquerade Ball. The Masquerade Ball was BNT’s 5th annual signature event. All proceeds support BNT’s mission to LEAD, EMPOWER and CHANGE Bridgeport neighborhoods. Bridgeport’s Mayor, Joe...

BNT breaks ground on West Liberty Commons

Article from CTPost,  Sept 5, 2019Jordan Grice Yet another project focused on revitalizing Bridgeport’s Downtown West area has started under Building Neighborhoods Together. The local nonprofit broke ground on its latest project at 273-301 West Ave. Thursday meant to bring 18 units of mixed-income apartments to the neighborhood. “Replacing vacant lots with vibrant...

Gov. Ned Lamont talks business in Fairfield

For the first time since being elected, Gov. Ned Lamont returned to Fairfield to talk business. Building Neighborhoods Together’s new CEO Noah Gotbaum said he had plenty of questions, particularly surrounding housing development in the state. “We want to attract the workforce here…but if you don’t have workforce and affordable housing in the cities, you are not going to attract that...

Building Neighborhoods Together Announces New CEO Noah Eliot Gotbaum​

Award-winning Bridgeport affordable housing developer, Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) has selected a successful cross-sectoral executive and social entrepreneur to take the reins of the non-profit. BNT’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Noah Eliot Gotbaum to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The regional search was managed by the board-appointed Transition and...

DoWest Mean Business

Big things are happening in Downtown West. On Monday, December 17, 2018, Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Thrifty @ 505, a shabby-chic upscale resale store and Operation Suds, the little laundromat with a big heart. BNT Board Chair Kim Bianca-Williams was sporting Dorothy inspired ruby red heels which didn't come from the set of The Wizard of Oz, but...

New Tax-Law Policy

The federal government is expected to release guidelines for Opportunity Zone investments later this year. Leaders like Liz Torres are working to install a voluntary set of practices that could be used to ensure Opportunity Zones aren’t simply used as a tax shelter. Read...

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