/25/2008: Danbury Housing Partnership to Recognize Year's Accomplishments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael McLachlan
203-797-4511
September 25, 2008

DANBURY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP TO RECOGNIZE YEAR’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The City of Danbury’s Housing Partnership will hold its first Community Breakfast on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30am. The breakfast will take place at the Ethan Allen Inn. Individuals, organizations and businesses in the greater Danbury area have all been encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of the housing crisis facing our elders and lower income residents and to join in the celebration of the achievements of the past year. In addition, the Partnership’s Community Partnership, Supportive Services Partnership and Business Partnership awards will be presented at the breakfast. Mayor Mayor Mark Boughton and the Danbury Housing Partnership Chair, Mark J. Nolan will be on hand to present the awards. Award recipients are: MCCA, Catholic Charities and the Maranatha Foundation.

Mayor Mark Boughton explained, “It is vital that we continue to evaluate and discuss the housing issues facing our residents. This breakfast will give us the opportunity to both recognize the Partnership’s accomplishments as well as celebrate the individuals who have made those accomplishments possible.”

The Danbury Housing Partnership oversees implementation of Danbury's Ten-Year Plan To End Homelessness, they are joined in this collaborative effort by a series of community partners including Danbury Project Homeless Connect, the “Housing for Heroes” workgroup, the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care and the Dream Homes Community Center. The Partnership’s mission is to establish a public/private partnership to achieve quality housing for elderly, low income, disabled and work force families of Danbury, through housing alternatives and to raise the economic, educational and social levels of the residents of the City of Danbury.

Tickets are still available for the breakfast. Pricing is $150 per table.

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact Michael McLachlan in the Mayor’s Office at 797-4511.

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