Rick Lopes

State Senator

Rick Lopes

Deputy Majority Leader

Fighting For You

July 26, 2022

New Britain Legislators Laud Funds For The Human Resource Agency

Representatives Manny Sanchez (D-New Britain, Newington), Robert Sanchez (D-New Britain),
Peter Tercyak (D-New Britain) and Senator Rick Lopes (Berlin, Farmington, New Britain)
pleased to announce the inclusion of funding for the Human Resource Agency (HRA) of New Britain for
security upgrades by the State Bond Commission when it meets next week on Friday, July 29th.

The Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. is a multi-service non-profit organization dedicated
to increasing economic self-sufficiency among individuals and families residing in greater New Britain,
Bristol, and surrounding towns. Programs include a wide variety of services including early childhood
education, employment and training, energy and housing, and health and wellness.

“This is a project that has been a priority for HRA since 2017. I am pleased that through my advocacy,
and with the help of the delegation, I was able to secure the necessary funds,” Rep. Manny Sanchez
said. “This is an important project that, when completed, is designed to increase safety by serving as a
physical barrier from potential danger while supporting a healthy learning environment. I thank the
House leadership, Governor Lamont and his team for prioritizing and placing this item on the agenda.”

“The Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. is a life-changing non-profit that has connected
countless residents to job training, health services, and other vital community supports. Thank you to
Rep. Manny Sanchez for leading the delegation’s efforts to secure these funds and to Governor Lamont
for his support of the HRA’s mission serving residents across the New Britain area,” said Sen. Rick
“These funds will further the HRA’s ability to serve its clients, while creating a safer space for
both staff and clients.”

“HRA has a long history of enriching lives through the many vital programs and services they offer New
Britain and the greater area,” Rep. Robert Sanchez said. “These funds will go a long way toward
enhancing services and addressing the unfortunate necessity of helping to ensure the safety of program
providers, participants and those seeking services. I commend my colleague Rep. Manny Sanchez for
being instrumental in securing this funding and Governor Lamont and House leaders for considering this

“The Human Resource Agency has made a crucial impact to our community. Everyone familiar with
them can attest to the great work they have done. I am thrilled that they will receive this much needed
funding,” Rep. Peter Tercyak said.

Funding in the amount of $1,100,000 is included in item 52-O of the agenda. Among the security
enhancements is a lobby redesign that will create a hub to improve and monitor traffic coordination,
limit access to the building, create a more user-friendly central program application room for clients,
secure windows on the ground floor, and increase line of vision for security personnel.