Connecticut Housing Partners (CHP) residents, staff and volunteers will improve many of their communities during NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week.
During NeighborWorks Week (June 5-12), Connecticut Housing Partners, and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country will focus on neighborhood change and awareness and host several events that educate, train, and inform. The events demonstrate the value of neighbors helping neighbors.
CHP will be on-site at their (2) Senior Affordable Housing Developments, Huntington Place in Trumbull, and Wilton Commons I & II in Wilton, throughout the week with plans to beautify grounds, grow healthy produce, feed families, offer some fun and engage seniors who have become isolated during the pandemic and solidify these communities.
The weeklong theme, Better Mind, Body and Wellness, will be incorporated into the events of the week including planting vegetables and herbs into the raised beds, a tech event to teach seniors how to use laptops to access valuable information, a Tai Chi workout demo, a Healthy Trivia Contest, and rock painting in on-site gardens with the help of volunteers. Food trucks and a healthy food demo with Chef Raquel Pablo, owner of A Pinch of Salt Catering, will wrap up the week at Huntington Place and Wilton Commons.
“We continue to pull our communities together when they need us most especially during this pandemic. We are more than a landlord. We are offering our residents hope during these challenging times,” said Renée Dobos, CEO of CHP. Dobos adds, “We are happy to be able to pull these communities together after a very difficult year and are proud of the resilience shown by all. Our important partnership with NeighborWorks America helps us achieve our goals and take care of our communities. Many of these residents feel lost and alone and CHP is the bright light showing that management cares about them and wants to help them through this crisis.”
CHP is part of the National NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In fiscal year 2019, the NeighborWorks network provided 457,200 housing and counseling services; owned and managed 173,700 rental homes; and created 47,100 jobs. The NeighborWorks network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.