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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...

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...

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,...

Combat Veteran Grateful for Finding Housing – November 8, 2020

By News 12 Staff  Nov 08, 2020, 6:31pm EST Ahead of Veterans Day, News 12 Connecticut is profiling some of the amazing men and women who have served the country in uniform. Combat veteran Ubaldo Diaz was a U.S. Army Ranger who was so seriously injured in Afghanistan, doctors initially thought he might never walk again. As a decorated veteran, he says he still gets choked up at this time of...

BNT Partners with Southwest Community Health – October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020 Bridgeport, CT Southwest Community Health partnered with BNT to provide COVID-19 testing to its residents at Milestone building, 30 Freeman St. The tests were free and open to the public. Over 120 individuals and families participated. This was the second time Southwest Community Health provided its testing services at one of BNT's...

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...

BNT Partners With Southwest Community Health – August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020 Bridgeport, CT BNT partnered with Southwest Community Health to provide over 100 COVID-19 tests to the public and its residents of its 515 West Ave building. Mollie Melbourne, President & CEO and Sam Diaz, Director of Community Health, coordinated the event. While positivity rates are on the rise in Bridgeport, the event couldn't have come at a better...

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