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11/30/2018 - Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Decommission Greene Homes Public Housing Complex

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release 
November 30, 2018

For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201


Press Release

Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Decommission Greene Homes Public Housing Complex 

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and Senator Richard Blumenthal are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the decommissioning of the Charles F. Greene Homes on Highland Ave in Bridgeport. The City of Bridgeport is working in partnership with Park City Communities, previously known as the Bridgeport Housing Authority, to vacate the public housing complex located in "The Hollow" section of Bridgeport due to challenging living conditions. These issues include recurring violence and damaged elevators that prevent the many residents, especially those that are disabled, from leaving their homes.

“The living conditions at Greene Homes are unacceptable,” said Mayor Ganim. “I made a commitment to improving the quality of life and public housing in Bridgeport and sometimes that means building, but in this instance, it means tearing down. I have fought for the Bridgeport residents who have lived in these unsuitable conditions for a long time. Our residents deserve a clean and safe place to call home for their children and families.”

Park City Communities Board of Commissioners Chair Cowlis Andrews said, “The tenants of the Bridgeport Housing Authority have a right to first class, safe and sanitary housing. The Board will focus to make this a reality and work with the city to accomplish it for the residents of Greene Homes.”

Councilman and Liaison to Park City Communities Board, Alfredo Castillo said, “For so many years, elected officials and community leaders have argued that the people of the Greene Homes deserve better than their current living conditions. I fully support the efforts being made by the Mayor and Park City Communities to decommission Greene Homes and work towards the development of better public housing in Bridgeport.”

Mayor Ganim and Park City Communities are working together to procure a firm with expertise to handle the decommissioning application. This RFP was made available last week. Proposals from experienced and qualified firms are due to the Purchasing Office, Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th.