WASHINGTON – The president’s plan is being called an “illegal power grab” by the state’s delegation in Washington.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s U.S. senators are seeking millions of dollars in new federal grants to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.
The issue of crumbling foundations that threaten financial ruin for thousands of Connecticut homeowners is trending in political circles, but help to those afflicted faces significant obstacles and could be limited.
WASHINGTON – As Congress rushes to finish work before its August recess, Connecticut lawmakers are trying to get some federal help for homeowners who have been victimized by tainted concrete that has caused the foundations of their homes to crumble. They’ve made some progress, but final congressional approval of their efforts isn’t guaranteed.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Monday got a close-up look at the damage to one of thousands of Connecticut homes built with contaminated concrete. He said rescuing the homeowners from financial ruin will take a comprehensive, multi-government approach.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has accepted an invitation from Sen. Chris Murphy to come to Connecticut and take a first-hand look at the damage to homes that have crumbling foundations made of tainted concrete.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a pair of bills aimed at helping homeowners with crumbling foundations, but conceded it will be an “uphill fight” to win congressional approval of the legislation.
WASHINGTON – In a new decision, the Internal Revenue Service will allow Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations to take a federal tax deduction for the cost of any repair made before 2021. The campaign for the tax break was spearheaded by Reps. John Larson, D-1st District, and Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, last year.
WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Courtney and John Larson asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday to allow a tax break for thousands of Connecticut homeowners who suffer from crumbling foundations.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate a housing grant program that pays for projects in nearly two dozen Connecticut towns – and Rep. Joe Courtney wants the Malloy administration to also use it to help residents with crumbling foundations before the money disappears.
WASHINGTON — Though it wasn’t an official reply, a Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson reiterated Thursday that the plight of homeowners with crumbling foundations does not appear to qualify for aid.