Bridgeport, CT - Connecticut Housing Partners residents, staff, and volunteers improved many of their communities during NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week. During NeighborWorks Week (June 6-13), Connecticut Housing Partners, and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country focused on neighborhood change and awareness and hosted several events that educate, train and inform. The events demonstrated the value of neighbors helping neighbors.
Connecticut Housing Partners was onsite at six of their affordable housing developments last week beautifying grounds, feeding families, offering some fun, and engaging seniors who have become isolated during this pandemic and solidifying these communities. The developments included Wilton Commons, Huntington Place, and Greenfield Commons which are all elderly developments.
Also included were their family properties: Maplewood Court, Trinity Park, and Yale Street Commons. Renee Dobos, the CEO of Connecticut Housing Partners said, “With the support of NeighborWorks, we have expanded NeighborWorks Week to include both our elderly and family properties. We will pull our communities together when they need us most especially during this pandemic. We are more than a landlord. We are not only offering food, masks, and gloves to our residents, but we are offering them hope during these challenging times.” Dobos adds, “We recognize that having a safe, affordable place to live is essential to achieving financial security. Our important partnership with NeighborWorks America helps us achieve our goals and take care of our communities.”
Ruth in Huntington Place said, “This is such a wonderful thing, I am so grateful the CHP is taking care of me so well.” Ruth is one of 125 seniors who has been receiving bags of groceries delivered right to their doors weekly. Ruth added, “I don’t get to see a lot of people these days and it is so nice to know the CHP staff cares about me and shows up at my apartment with groceries, a smile, and even a new mask when I need one!” Dobos adds, “Many of these residents feel lost and alone CHP is the bright light showing that management cares about them and wants to help them through this crisis.”
Connecticut Housing Partners 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 the 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.