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Sen. Blumenthal honors Bridgeport nonprofit that helps with affordable housing

Sen. Blumenthal called Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust "one of the great protectors of basic human rights and dignity."

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2020, 5:26 PM

Updated 1,394 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal honored a Bridgeport nonprofit Saturday for helping to make affordable housing more accessible to the people who need it most. 
Sen. Blumenthal called Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust "one of the great protectors of basic human rights and dignity."
He announced earlier in the week a $20,000 grant to fight housing discrimination during the pandemic.
Noah Gotbaumn, the head of the organization, says the money will protect people's rights at a time when housing discrimination is running rampant.
"That's not legal and this grant is helping us to educate the community and preserve the housing and make sure that all the rights are upheld, especially during this incredibly difficult time," he says.
Sen. Blumenthal says, "In this pandemic, we've come to realize how important the safety and security of a good home is because the pandemic has forced us to be together in homes, to be confined, and so the work done by the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust is more important than ever."
BNT urges renters and homeowners to contact them for counseling to fight evictions, foreclosures and discrimination. They also encourage people to learn more about first-time home ownership.
More information can be found on their website.


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