Grant to Support the Kossuth Street Duplex Project
Bridgeport, CT, April 6, 2012 State Farm® Insurance Companies awarded Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) a $10,000 Community Development Grant to help support the construction of two affordable homes in the Pembroke Historic District of Bridgeport. The grant funding helped push the project over the finish line and will complete construction on the two family duplex.
All of us at Habitat CFC are so grateful for the financial support and volunteers from State Farm and all of the companies, foundations, organizations and individuals that make it possible to fulfill our mission, said Bruce Berzin, Co-President of Habitat CFC. Without Good Neighbors we could not help aspiring families help themselves and in turn revitalize neighborhoods and communities.
The Kossuth Street Duplex Project was developed in partnership with the City of Bridgeport and HUDs Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The Pembroke Historic District is located in Bridgeport's East Side, which is an area that has beautiful 1800s era Victorian and Italianate homes in need of repair. This project presented Habitat CFC with another opportunity to achieve their goal of providing more affordable homes and restoring abandoned properties to productive and tax-paying use. Throughout the project, Habitat CFC implemented sustainable construction standards in the areas of water use, energy efficiency, safety and health and materials conservation.
State Farm believes communities are the foundation of society and were committed to helping maintain the vibrancy and culture of our neighborhoods, said State Farm Agent Steve Boyle. Were proud to support responsible neighborhood organizations who share our business-oriented objective of building safer, stronger and healthy communities.
Each year State Farm awards grants to non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and educational institutions for programs that help make communities safer, stronger, and more educated.
Douglas Nadeau State Farm Public Affairs (603) 641-4549.
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