Four Elderly Hartford Homeowners Receiving Much Needed Repairs

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Four Elderly Hartford Homeowners Receiving Much Needed Repairs

posted from a Rebuilding Together Hartford press release

(Hartford, Conn. – June 28, 2013) – On Saturday June 29, 2013, Four of Hartford’s neighborhoods will see the difference a day can make as more than 50 volunteers, from across Connecticut come together to perform exterior home and yard renovations for their elderly and low-income Hartford neighbors.

Rebuilding Together Hartford (RTH) is thrilled to collaborate with the City of Hartford’s Livable Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative (LSNI) to bring volunteers together to rehabilitate and improve the exterior homes and yards of low-income elderly homeowners at no charge.

“We are thrilled to partner with LSNI and help improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the City of Hartford,” said Jodie Liddy, RTH’s executive director. “In one day, four grateful homeowners in Hartford will have their homes and lives changed forever, simply because the City of Hartford and generous individual volunteers are committed to making a lasting difference.”

One of the goals of this new collaboration is to help low-income elderly homeowners make needed repairs and improvements to ensure their properties do not become blighted. On a quarterly basis, RTH will work on four to eight homes with volunteers from all over the state.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our dedicated volunteers to become more involved throughout the year. With this collaboration, we should be able to help at least 16 elderly, low-income homeowners during our 2013-2014 fiscal year,” says Ms. Liddy.


22 Wolcott Street – Frog Hollow Neighborhood
Homeowner: Bettie Starr

Ms. Starr is an elderly, disabled homeowner. Ms. Starr has owned the home for over 30 years. She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and is bed-bound. She will not be able to speak with the media. Her assigned House Captain, Ted Brown, will be happy to discuss improvements that are being done.

Repairs to be done:
Replace storm door
Repair exterior door lock
Replace mail box
Repair wooden fence
Repair hatch-way
Removal of debris
Yard work: small tree removal, hedge trimming and weeding

House Captain: Ted Brown

498 Cornwall Street – Blue Hills Neighborhood
Homeowner: James Carter
image005Mr. Carter is an 82 year-old widower. He has lived in his home for over 35 years.

Repairs to be done:
Replace Storm Door
Paint interior porch area
Repair rear stair railing
Power-wash house siding
Clean gutters
Repair downspouts
Removal of debris
Yard work: small tree removal; tree limb trimming and weeding

House Captain: Troy Langlais

74 Rosemont Street – Northeast Neighborhood
Homeowner: Michael Downes

Mr. Downs is a 70 year-old gentlemen who bought his home 10 years ago. He works as a substitute teacher and is a veteran.

Repairs to be done:
Replace storm door
Repair exterior door
Install shutters
Install awning
Repair gutter & downspouts
Remove debris
Yard work: small tree removal and weeding

House Captain: Rick Mulcunry

149 Amherst Street – Southwest Neighborhood
Homeowner: Denise Crompton

Ms. Crompton is an elderly, disabled homeowner who obtained ownership of her home eight years ago when her mother passed away.

Repairs to be done:
Repair awning
Power-wash house siding
Repair gutters & downspouts
Install better drainage around house exterior
Remove debris
Yard work: hedge trimming and weeding

House Captains: Vince Castagno & Art Snyder


MEDIA INVITE – Please come and experience the renovations first hand:
WHAT: RTH/LSNI Property Improvement Day!
WHEN: June 29, 2013; check in 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; renovations continue until 3 p.m. 
WHERE: Registration takes place at 74 Rosemont St., Hartford; renovations will occur at 4 homes throughout Hartford’s Blue Hills, Frog Hollow, Northeast, and Southwest neighborhoods. Please see below for the four home profiles. Home photos are attached. Media is invited to visit these homes on the workday.
CONTACT: Jodie Liddy, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Hartford, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , office -860-757-9428 / cell -860-205-8890.

Rebuilding Together Hartford is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Our vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. For more information, visit

For Immediate Release Contact: Jodie Liddy, Executive Director
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860-757-9428 office / 860-205-8890 cell

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