Enfield Safe Harbor Receives Funding

November 3, 2023

Great news! The Housing Advisory Panel voted on Friday to approve one-time grant funding awards as part of the Interest on Real Estate Brokers Trust Account (IOREBTA) Program, which includes $10,000 for Enfield Safe Harbor!

IOREBTA Program funds annually support appraisal gap financing for first-time homebuyers, development of affordable housing projects, counseling for low- and moderate-income homebuyers, and second mortgage down payment assistance when the Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) Loan was suspended. The IOREBTA Program has also funded the purchase of mortgages from Connecticut chapters of Habitat for Humanity and other housing subsidies. This year's grant awards include help for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and Veterans' housing, low-income and affordable housing, and homelessness assistance and prevention programs. 

IOREBTAThis grant aims to support Enfield Safe Harbor's mission of assisting the homeless by providing warmth, essential supplies, and connections to community resources. Enfield Safe Harbor offers walk-in clients valuable information and contact details for government agencies and non-profit organizations that can help individuals secure temporary and permanent housing, find employment, and receive medical and social services needed for them to regain and maintain their independence. 

This funding will not only provide support to Enfield Safe Harbor, but it will also play a crucial role in their ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in our community. By offering shelter, resources, and assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness, this organization has been at the forefront of helping those in need. With the assistance of this grant, Enfield Safe Harbor will be even better equipped to continue its vital work. 

Thank you to the Housing Advisory Panel, including State Rep. Geoff Luxenberg, Co-Chair of the Housing Committee and Panel, for approving these grants and recognizing that Enfield Safe Harbor is dedicated to helping our community.