BNT is a community housing development organization that has adopted a comprehensive place-based strategy, the East End Community Building Initiative, focused on revitalization of two commercial corridors in Bridgeport’s East End.
In 2014, Capital for Change (then as Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund) worked with a new local CDFI Bank, START Bank, to formulate a strategy to assist the Health Center, which was in the midst of a leadership transition.
For three decades, Eddie Reyes has served Puerto Rican food and tropical ices in Bridgeport’s East Side. His restaurant, El Coquito, succeeded, but working in only 1700 square feet with no parking space, growth proved difficult.
In an effort to improve the affordable-housing situation in Guilford, Connecticut, Green Planet Company has launched a project to establish a new 10-unit housing development in the town's Great Hill section. The energy-efficient homes will range in size from 1,300 to 1,700 square feet.