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HARTFORD ANNOUNCES 83 NEW HOUSING VOUCHERS TO KEEP YOUNG ADULTS OUT OF HOMELESSNESS AND KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER

HARTFORD ANNOUNCES 83 NEW HOUSING VOUCHERS TO KEEP YOUNG ADULTS OUT OF HOMELESSNESS AND KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER

HARTFORD, CONN (February 15, 2019) – As part of Hartford’s commitment to combat homelessness, today the City of Hartford announced that it has secured eighty-three new housing vouchers worth $743,831 per year through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Unification Program (FUP).  Hartford applied for these FUP vouchers last year and it won more vouchers than cities like New York, Seattle, and Pittsburgh.  The FUP program is designed to secure housing for families with children who are at risk of being separated primarily due to a lack of housing, but this round of FUP vouchers can be given to young people between 18 – 24 who have left foster care and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

“Hartford and Connecticut have built powerful partnerships to help reduce homelessness, but far too many young people in our city wake up every day without stable housing, wondering where they will spend the night,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “This grant is a really important way to help combat youth homelessness and help young people and families find stable housing. We pursued these new vouchers aggressively because vouchers are one of the most effective ways to reduce homelessness and I’m thankful to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for this very significant grant award.”

“This unprecedented investment of available housing vouchers particularly to our most vulnerable residents gives more Hartford residents access and opportunities to have quality and affordable housing options within the Greater Hartford area,” said City Council President Glendowlyn L.H. Thames.  “Thank you to all of our partners.”

The City of Hartford is also a member of the Greater Hartford Youth Engagement Team Initiative (YETI), a coalition of social service agencies, government agencies, and other stakeholders aiming to make youth homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.

“These new vouchers represent a great opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of the country that with the right investment, coordination, and partnerships, long-term solutions to youth homelessness are possible,” said Matt Morgan, Executive Director of Journey Home, a nonprofit organization that helps to lead the YETI.

Last year, YETI member agencies were awarded $1.5 million through other HUD grants to create a Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. That program is now working to provide youth specific homeless response resources including youth navigators, diversion and rapid exit funds, crisis housing, rapid re-housing, and provider training and technical assistance.

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TOMORROW AT NOON: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 24-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

TOMORROW AT NOON: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 24-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

HARTFORD, CONN. (February 11, 2019) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating a twenty-four-hour snow parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 12th and ending at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 13th.  The City’s overnight warming center will be open during its regular hours, from 7 PM to 7 AM and a full list of daytime warming centers is available here.

“At this point, we expect three to five inches of snow during the day tomorrow followed by sleet and freezing rain,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We also expect up to a quarter inch of ice because of the rain and cold temperatures, so roads could be particularly slick.  It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots by the start of the parking ban at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 12th.  Residents can begin parking in those lots at 6 AM on Tuesday morning.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. 

Eleven Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.  

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at http://www.hartford.gov/emergency-services. “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434 Main St
• 135 Main St
• 50 Curcombe St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 547 Park St
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney and Homestead
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Wawarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here: 
http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP

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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

HARTFORD, CONN (February 11, 2019) –  Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department is opening an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the police force.  Applications will be accepted from today, Monday, February 11, 2019 through Monday, April 1, 2019.  Potential applicants can learn about the application process by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 860-757-4233.  Separate applications for residents and non-residents will be available at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT. 

“We’ve made it a priority to aggressively recruit diverse police classes as we faced a significant number of retirements the City had not adequately planned for, and today we’re announcing another opportunity to join the Hartford Police Department,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I hope anyone interested in serving our community will apply and help us build another large pool of applicants that represents the diversity of our city.”

Since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016, Hartford has recruited more than 100 police officers, nearly half of whom have been African-American, Hispanic, or Asian.

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and all required documentation online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Ground Floor, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, provide proof of United State citizenship, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.

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