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Marilyn Moore

Representing Bridgeport, Monroe & Trumbull

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Sen. Moore Welcomes Funds for Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing in Monroe

(Monroe, CT)—Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) today welcomed the approval of $400,000 in state funds to enhance housing availability and increase economic development in the town of Monroe.

“Not only is safe, secure, affordable housing a basic human need, but it also supports the overall economic success of our town and state,” Sen. Moore said. “I welcome this effort to continue improving and enhancing living conditions for our most vulnerable residents in Monroe.”

The town plans to rehabilitate 10 low and moderate-income households. Upgrades will include roof replacements, furnace and heating systems replacements, plumbing and electrical upgrades, window and door replacements, septic system repairs and energy efficiency upgrades. These upgrades are essential to make these homes both livable and energy efficient.

A total of $11.5 million is being awarded to 20 municipalities in Connecticut to provide upgrades and improvements to the state’s small town infrastructure.

Awarded under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities program, which is administered by Department of Housing with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the grants are awarded to small towns that have a population below 50,000 residents and will advance projects that develop and preserve affordable housing, provide services to the most vulnerable residents in their communities, and also create and retain jobs.

Since 2011, DOH and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority have funded nearly 21,000 units of housing across the state. This amounts to over one billion dollars of investment and is leveraged with another $2.5 billion in investments from the private sector and other sources.

In August 2015, Connecticut became the first state in the nation certified as effectively ending chronic veteran homelessness. It is one of only three states to have effectively ended veteran homelessness, and is the only state to have matched all chronically homeless individuals to permanent housing.

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