Expanding BNT’s Footprint in Bridgeport

BNT continues to expand its footprint in Bridgeport and recently acquired Olde School Commons located on Pembroke Street in the East Side of Bridgeport. This 3 story building includes 25 attractive, affordable apartments with community rooms on each floor, on-site laundry facilities, elevator-use, off-street parking and secure entry. Each apartment has all appliances and has wall to wall...

Bridgeport’s Largest 2016 Development Groundbreaking in an Emerging Neighborhood

The groundbreaking for Westgate Apartments at 515 West Avenue today jumpstarted the creation of a new neighborhood, Downtown West. Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), in partnership with New Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI), hosted the groundbreaking ceremony of Westgate Apartments, a five-story 48-unit building. Westgate Apartments features one, two, and three bedroom apartments and street level commercial...

6 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Determine whether or not NOW is the right time for you to buy both financially and emotionally. Take a First Time Homebuyer class such as those offered FREE of charge by BNT so that you can better understand the homebuying process as well as its advantages and disadvantages.   Do your Financial Due Diligence; talk to a mortgage professional or housing counselor like those at BNT to gauge...

Mystery at the Masquerade

Hi all! We had our third annual Masquerade event earlier this month and we invited everyone to join BNT in a night of mystery, music and unexpected twists! All our guests came incognito and danced the night away and I was so blown away by the creativity of everyone's costume. There was plenty of food, drinks, and dancing (especially dancing)! All our guests loved the photobooth and were...

What does the Appalachian Trail have to do with BNT?

The AT (Appalachian Trail) is a 2,100 mile footpath that connects 14 states from Maine to Georgia. The trail runs through privately owned land, farms, town, cities, hills and mountains. Without any hiking or camping experience, to decide to hike even a small portion of the trail is ambitious. When I decided in June on a 145 mile trek from Vermont through Connecticut to New York, it was no surprise the...

$20,000 South End Contest

On Saturday, May 16th, BNT held a tour for potential home buyers to view available properties in Bridgeport’s South End. I have to admit, we were ecstatic about the turnout, seeing more than 20 eager families and individuals looking their first home. The folks attending the event were filled with such excitement about the possibilities that it was hard not to catch a little bit of it myself. With...

Who’s Behind BNT?

I was born on October 1st, 1975 in the big City of New York. By age three my mother moved my siblings and I to New Haven, Connecticut. I can still remember our first apartment on top of a blighted building on a corner of a busy street. On the ground floor there was the usual amenities found in any urban neighborhood, including a crappy bodega and a Chinese restaurant. The apartment itself was nothing to...

Senator Blumenthal Honors Building Neighborhoods Together – August 22, 2020

Bridgeport, CT- On Saturday, August 22, Senator Richard Blumenthal honored Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) for the many contributions they have made to make affordable housing more accessible to those in need. As a result of increased housing discrimination during the pandemic, Blumenthal awarded BNT with a $20,000 grant. Blumenthal referred to Building Neighborhoods Together as “one of the great...

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