Bridgeport residents urged to participate in poll on how to spend $110 million in federal funding

Bridgeport officials are asking for public input on how to spend the largest federal payment in Bridgeport history.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 4:46 PM

Updated 1,075 days ago

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Bridgeport residents urged to participate in poll on how to spend $110 million in federal funding
Bridgeport officials are asking for public input on how to spend the largest federal payment in Bridgeport history.
The $110 million investment could benefit people left homeless by fires and other emergencies. Alex Munoz and his parents say they’ve been living out of their car since a fire last week on Olive Street.
Munoz and his family weren’t the only people affected – there are seven other families involved. To make matters worse, some people became victims of a burglary when someone broke into the building and stole valuables that the fire hadn’t destroyed.
Munoz and his family are urging everyone to participate in the poll because the $110 million will be allocated based on public input.
“We have to allot a certain amount of money to be able to help those individuals, and it's a blessing that we've got this money because we will be utilizing that under our social services department, so people need to understand -- be patient," City Council Member Jeanette Herron says. "We are working diligently to help the homeless population here as well.”
For further information on the poll, visit the city’s website. A fund has also been established to assist the families in need – it can be found here under June 3.


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