June 22, 2023 – The Homeward Bound Housing Fair and Networking Event, which took place at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford last week, was a tremendous success, attracting an impressive turnout of over 140 prospective homeowners. The event provided a valuable platform for 40 residential real estate professionals to showcase affordable lending and housing products and services to our community constituents. Thanks to the generous support of our Gold Sponsor, Citibank, and Silver Sponsors, Durango Insurance and VK Realty Group, this free networking event became a reality. We are also grateful to our Table Sponsors, including Bank of America, Chase, CHFA, Cynthia Lucero of Realtor / Higgins Group, Liberty Bank, M&T Bank, Moran Insurance Agency, Newtown Savings Bank, and TD Bank, for their presence and support, providing invaluable guidance to future homeowners on their path to first-time homeownership.
Special recognition goes to our esteemed Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Shanté Hanks, Senior Advisor for Education & Housing Stability at the CT Department of Housing, Doris Latorre, CEO of BNT, Beverly Hoppie, BNT’s Director of Education & Community Engagement, and BNT Board Member Jenita Hayes. The Homeward Bound Housing Fair, an annual event coinciding with HUD’s June Homeownership Month, strives to promote and celebrate the numerous benefits of homeownership, while raising awareness about the wide range of resources and programs available to assist individuals and families in realizing their dream of owning a home. Doris Latorre expressed sincere appreciation to all the business associates and homeownership clients in attendance, noting that this event marked the highest attendance in recent memory.