COURTNEY, BLUMENTHAL, & MURPHY ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW LONDON
Washington, DC -- Today, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced $1,276,989 in new federal funding to bolster affordable housing opportunities for residents of Thames River Apartments in New London, CT. This grant, awarded to the New London Housing Authority through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program, will assist 122 families due to be displaced by the scheduled demolition of Thames River Apartments in finding new affordable housing.
“This critical funding will enable over one hundred New London families to secure decent, safe, and sanitary housing as winter sets in,” said Courtney, Blumenthal, and Murphy. “Housing Choice Vouchers provide critical access to affordable housing that supports families and others in need during their toughest times. We welcome HUD’s investment in the New London community, and are grateful for the New London Housing Authority for its continued work towards expanding quality, affordable housing in the city.”
“New London families will now have an opportunity to access the housing they deserve,” said New London Mayor Michael Passero. “This grant will open the doors to safe, quality housing which will serve as a foundation for a strong future for our community. This critical funding would not have been possible without the tireless work and close partnership of Jennifer Gottlieb of HUD and Betsy Gibson of the New London Housing Authority.”
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government’s major program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford housing in the private market.