Summer Updates from the Housing Development Fund
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Summer 2017 Newsletter
Dear Friends,

Summer has been an exciting time at HDF as we formally launched our new products. We are working hard to ensure that families have access to affordable and sustainable housing across in Connecticut and New York.

With the help of all partners and supporters, we're proud to continue to help first-time homebuyers to achieve their dreams of owning a home with free counseling and education and downpayment and closing cost assistance.

We believe that homeownership not only gives a sense of belonging to communities, but also improves physical and mental health of the homeowners through financial stability. HDF is proud to help thousands of families acquire a forever home and improved health.  


President & CEO
Left to right: Bert Hunter, HDF Treasurer; Joan Carty  and Kelly Almanzar

HDF hosted a product-launch event in Stamford
NeighborWorks Reinvest and Statewide Downpayment Assistance Launched

HDF  is thrilled to announce to launch of two new downpayment assistance programs: Project Reinvest program and Statewide Downpayment Program.

To spread awareness of these programs, HDF held a Product Launch reception at   Franklin Street Works  on August 3rd that included HDF's business partners from the banking and real estate industries.

Many thanks to HDF's supporters who came out to celebrate the launch of these exciting downpayment programs. 

Additional pictures of the event can be found on HDF's Facebook Page HERE.

Left to right: Edens Fleurizard, Roxana Ubillus, Mary Trent, 
Joan Carty and James Darling, First County Bank

HDF receives $482K in support from our partners this summer
Thank you to all our partners!

HDF is the proud recipient of a $447,000 grant from NeighborWorks America, a $10,000 grant from Webster Bank, a $10,000 grant from Bank of America, a $10,000 grant from First County Bank, and a $5,000 grant from Chelsea Groton Bank this past summer.

The funding will be used to support HDF's First Time Homebuyer programs and general operations. HDF is grateful to have the support of our longtime partners.

For more information about the grants, please see HERE.

HDF reaches $1 million in downpayment assistance in New York State
We've helped New York families to purchase their homes

So far, we've helped more than 33 homebuyers in New York with a total of more than $1 million in downpayment assistance. 

Our programs available for New York homebuyers are SmartMove New York Project Reinvest , and Statewide DAP, covering   Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.

HDF's partner counseling agencies in New York include CDC of Long Island, Long Island Housing Partnership Community, Housing Innovations, Human Development Services of Westchester, NHS of NYC, and Westchester Residential Opportunities.

HDF's partner banks in New York include Citibank, M&T Bank, People's United Bank, and Webster Bank.

HDF staff members volunteered at the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk
Joining other organizations nationwide for NeighborWorks Week 2017

On July 26, 2017, HDF staff participated in  NeighborWorks America's annual NeighborWorks Week, which brings together thousands of NeighborWorks Organizations to support other nonprofit organizations that strive to improve communities across the Country.

This year, HDF partnered with the  Open Door Shelter  in Norwalk, CT. HDF staff worked hard all morning to make the sleeping accommodations of the shelter more cheerful by giving the room a fresh coat of paint.

Additional pictures of the event can be found on HDF's Facebook profile found 

Home in a Day at the Norwich Development Corporation
HDF hosted an outreach and counseling event in Norwich, CT

On August 12, 2017,  HDF hosted the Home In A Day event in Norwich, CT. HDF staffs were delighted that more than 15 first-time-homebuyer families have attended the event and  equipped themselves with an action plan and the tools needed to start their journey to homeownership!

HDF is thankful to have the support of  Norwich Community Development Corporation and  Liberty Bank to host the Home In A Day event in Norwich.

Additional pictures of the event can be found on HDF's Facebook Page  HERE.