Homeownership Academy is now the Empowerment Resource Academy (ERA)

Do you know someone who is looking to buy a house? Empowerment Resource Academy (ERA), formerly known as BNT’s Homeownership Academy, is here to make that happen. ERA is a resource program that provides homeownership support to people in Fairfield County. The program consists of Pre-Purchase Planning and Foreclosure Prevention. BNT has added new programs that will enrich and empower clients by...

Downtown West Taking Shape

Downtown West is Emerging. First it was Gateway Apartments at 570 on State Street. Now Westgate Apartments at 515 West Ave is underway. Opposite Westgate Apartments is 609 Fairfield Avenue where plans for a facelift are in the works. In addition, West Liberty Commons, another blossoming gem at Downtown West, has advanced to the financing...

FREE Tax Preparation Offered in Bridgeport

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Milestone Apartments Ribbon-Cutting

The East End is on the rise as Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT) welcomed Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the ribbon-cutting of the newly completed Milestone Apartments complex located at 1795 Stratford Avenue. Milestone Apartments is a mixed-use three-story development that also includes an Early Childhood Education Center along the ground floor....

Imagine Downtown West

Today, young adults and older empty nesters are rediscovering cities and returning to downtowns. An urban setting with a mix of uses that allows one to live, work and play in a compact, pedestrian-friendly environment provides opportunities for social interaction and cultural experiences. Housing prices in the Bridgeport region have risen sharply in recent years, outpacing incomes. For people of modest...

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...

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