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HATG To Present Checks Totaling $67,800 to Two Greenwich Family Self Sufficiency Recipients

There are nearly 761 units in 15 properties under the HATG, including home-ownership condominiums, scattered-site housing, various developments and Parsonage Cottage. The Housing Authority also administers 317 families through the Section 8 Program. Total residents served through all programs is 2,574. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Housing Authority Seeks MI for New 51-Unit Senior/Disabled Building at McKinney Terrace

The June 27 Board of Selectmen agenda included a request from Greenwich’s Housing Authority for Municipal Improvement (MI) for 51 units of senior and disabled housing to be added to the McKinney Terrace at the former Byram School. To qualify a person must be at least 62 and earn no more than $48,000. Continue Reading →

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Anthony Lopez: Public housing accusations come from residents, not from politicians

Your claim that candidates who raise issues concerning some of the deplorable conditions at HATG maintained properties are ‘never heard from again’ is baseless. Because we do not write op-eds every week, does not mean that we have given up the fight for the residents who feel voiceless and powerless. I continue to be present.” – Anthony Lopez, Greenwich open letter to HATG director Anthony Johnson Continue Reading →

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A Lesson in Humanity: Diversity Training at Town Hall Packs the House with “Agents of Change”

During a 3-hour diversity training workshop akin to Names Day at Greenwich High School, 66 town leaders talked about stereotypes, hate, bigotry and the power of allies. All agreed that silence is deadly. Personal anecdotes were powerful. Continue Reading →

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Family Centers Health Care Clinic Up and Running. Call for an Appointment.

Family Centers Health Care Clinic at Wilbur Peck Court, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is taking patients and filling a need in Greenwich’s health care services. Dental appointments are filling up particularly fast. The clinic is equipped with Spanish-speaking staff.
“Anyone can use the clinic, regardless of their ability to pay. That’s not to say that we are a free clinic. If someone is uninsured or cannot be insured for any reason, we have a sliding fee scale.” – Dennis Torres, Director of Healthcare Services Continue Reading →

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Armstrong Court Renovation: Will 84 New Bedrooms Worsen Ham Ave School Racial Imbalance?

The following document was submitted from CCofGwch.org to the Greenwich Town Clerk on Friday for inclusion in the RTM packet for the June 8 full RTM and June 1 Land Use. Explanos to RTM for Municipal Improvement for Armstrong Court 5/15/2015

Eight neighbors of Armstrong Court have exercised their rights under the Town Charter to refer the proposed makeover of Armstrong Court to the full RTM on June 8. This right uses the RTM to be the taxpayer’s final source of protection against ill-conceived projects. This action is not an appeal of MI approvals by the Selectmen and other Town Agencies. This is an entirely new and original question before the RTM of issues facing the Town that will result from the concentration of 84 new bedroom at this site. Continue Reading →

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State, Local Dept of Health to Meet with HATG to Discuss Lead Remediation at Armstrong Court

Members of the public was not allowed to speak at Wednesday night’s Housing Authority meeting. Though local environmental activist Dawn Fortunato’s questions about remediation of defective lead paint at Armstrong Court were unanswered, the Housing Authority is scheduled to meet in person on May 7 with Michael Long, Environmental Director for Greenwich Dept. of Health and representatives form the State Department of Health. Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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Finkbeiner: FOI Unearths Suppressed Housing Authority Tests

“Housing Authority suppressed its unfavorable findings from its own consultants, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC in April 2014. It hired a New Jersey firm not licensed as Environmental Professionals in Connecticut, and they mis-represented the CT standards, so the bad test results were not revealed. Mr. Tesei is very correct, however, that there is lots of mis-information.” – Mike Finkbeiner, a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Continue Reading →

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