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...

Fair Housing Update & News – March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021 - BNT Fair Housing COVID-19 1-800 Hotline BNT has created a COVID-19 Fair Housing Hotline, 1-800-212-1691, to provide direct assistance to individuals that may believe they have been discriminated against due to COVID-19 or any other reason while attempting to purchase or rent housing in Connecticut. BNT will provide the service for free and will conduct a preliminary investigation of their...

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...

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...

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