State denies federal funds to help homeowners raise homes in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Westport officials said today that they're disappointed with the state's decision not to use federal funds to help homeowners elevate their houses in the wake

Officials say more than 300 people in Connecticut applied for the aid, including two dozen in Westport. The funds would have allowed residents to raise their houses for protection from future storms.

Officials say more than 300 people in Connecticut applied for the aid, including two dozen in Westport. The funds would have allowed residents to raise their houses for protection from future storms. (1/27/14)

WESTPORT - Westport officials said today that they're disappointed with the state's decision not to use federal funds to help homeowners elevate their houses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Officials say more than 300 people in Connecticut applied for the aid, including two dozen in Westport. The funds would have allowed residents to raise their houses for protection from future storms.

Tony Sousa says he was counting on federal money to help him raise his house, but now he doesn't have many options left. He says the process has been frustrating.

Town officials say they are doing their best to fix the problem, and that federal funds will still be available for municipal projects in town.

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