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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...

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...

Liberty Bank Foundation Awards ERA with $10,000 Eviction and Rental Assistance Capacity Building Grant – June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 - Liberty Bank Foundation Awards ERA with $10,000 Eviction and Rental Assistance Capacity Building Grant In line with Liberty Bank's goal to assist low- and moderate-income families, Liberty Bank Foundation awarded a $10,000 COVID Social Justice Program Project Grant to BNT in support its Empowerment Resource Academy's (ERA) Eviction and Rental Assistance Capacity Building Program. This...

Fairfield County Bank Awards ERA with Special $7,500 Donation – June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021 - Fairfield County Bank Awards ERA with Special $7,500 Donation Fairfield County Bank awarded a special $7,500 donation to BNT in support its Empowerment Resource Academy's (ERA) housing education and counseling programming. BNT sincerely thanks Fairfield County Bank for this support. The donation will help expand ERA’s capacity to meet the significant increase and demand for its...

Need Rental Assistance? Necesita ayuda para alquilar? BNT Can Help – March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021 - Need Rental Assistance? Necesita ayuda para alquilar? BNT Can Help Starting March 15, Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) became one of 12 agencies across Connecticut chosen to administer the state's $235 million UniteCT rental assistance and electricity payment assistance program. The program i s available for eligible Connecticut households financially impacted by COVID-19 and...

BNT Featured on PBS News Hour – December 26, 2020

“People just have nowhere to go” – BNT Deputy Director Doris Latorre December 26, 2020 - BNT's Doris Latorre & Noah Gotbaum interviewed on PBS News Hour. BNT is one of the most active housing counseling agencies in Connecticut, recently processing over 800 applications under the state’s Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) ending December 31, and responsible for helping...

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,...

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