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Big Plans for the East End

Bridgeport’s long forgotten East End neighborhood is getting a lot of attention. BNT CEO, Elizabeth Torres shared her plans to help change the perception of the East End by ensuring new improvements are underway. Read CT Post article...

BNT adds to Downtown West

The transformation of Bridgeport’s Downtown West neighborhood is now one step closer to completion with the opening of Building Neighborhoods Together’s (BNT) Westgate Apartments at 515 West Ave. The 48-unit mixed-use building is the second development in BNT’s plans to create 150 housing units and 20,000 square feet of commercial space in the neighborhood. Apartments feature one, two and...

Bridgeport Hospital and Neighborhood Trust Creating New Housing

A two-story, vacant on Seaview Avenue is being donated by Bridgeport Hospital to the Building Neighborhoods Together for use by young families. BNT plans to renovate the house at 1534 Seaview Avenue, creating four apartments on the second floor for young adults with children and retail or community space for renters on the first floor. Other community partners in the project include TD Bank,...

BNT’s CEO Explains The Need For Affordable Housing

Building Neighborhoods Together’s (BNT) work in the Bridgeport community has made them a sought-after provider for affordable housing in Fairfield County. When applications for their new affordable Westgate apartments opened, BNT received 700 applications for just 48 apartments. BNT’s CEO, Elizabeth Torres explains the need for affordable housing as the Republican tax bill threatens to remove a key tax...

BNT is Bank of America’s 2016 Neighborhood Builder Award Recipient

A special announcement was made at this year's Masquerade Ball.  BNT was recognized as Bank of America's 2016 Neighborhood Builder Award Recipient. The award also comes with a $200,000 grant prize of unrestricted funding over a two-year period. “Building Neighborhoods Together has had a tremendous impact on the Bridgeport community through their development and support of housing options for...

BNT Wraps Up Homeownership Month with Community Celebration

Bridgeport residents’ journey towards homeownership shifted into full gear this week! BNT’s Empowerment Resource Academy hosted “Homeward Bound,” on June 27th at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, an event centered on celebrating National Homeownership Month with local community members. This year’s event had more than double the number of guests than last year’s event with a turnout of...

Groundbreaking Clears Way for Fresh Food in Bridgeport’s East End

Christina Robinson stood before the group gathered on Stratford Avenue on Monday and noted that on that same day in 1865, slaves celebrated their emancipation on what became known as Juneteenth. At their groundbreaking event that evening, East End residents were celebrating the near-end of a different kind of struggle, the 12-year-old said. “Today, on June 19, 2017, we will be free from the stigma of...

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