$55,000 in Grant Funding Heading to Local Non-Profits

October 27, 2023


Great news! The Housing Advisory Panel, of which I am an appointed member, 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:

  • $15,000 to Cheshire Interfaith Housing
  • $10,000 The Osterman Foundation of Cheshire
  •  $20,000 to The ARC of Southington (serving Cheshire and Wallingford) 
  • $10,000 to BH Care in Hamden

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.  

The grants secured for the in-district non-profits noted above will go toward energy and rental assistance, property improvements for disabled individuals, housing assistance for domestic violence victims, and more. Residents in Cheshire should reach out to Cheshire Human Services for information on how to apply for the assistance, while the ARC of Southington and BH Care in Hamden will administer funds to constituents directly. 

I'm incredibly proud and thankful for the work these non-profits do in our community, and it was an honor to help secure funding to aid residents in ways that matter. Thank you to Chairman Luxenberg for appointing me to the Housing Advisory Panel, and for the opportunity to support these projects around the state, especially in my home district.

State Representative Geoff Luxenberg (D-Manchester), Co-Chair of the Housing Committee and the Housing Advisory Panel, added that "Representative Linehan advocated for this money to help Cheshire, Hamden, and Wallingford residents, and that's why they received these grant awards, because of her leadership and dedication to the community."