FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2023
Hartford, CT – CRCOG opened its application opportunity for Low Moderate-Income families suffering from crumbling foundations to apply for additional remediation assistance. Rep. Joe Courtney, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), the Connecticut Foundations Solutions Indemnity Corporation (CFSIC), and the Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) launched the new Crumbling Foundation Remediation and Restoration program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners access financial assistance to repair damages caused by crumbling foundations.
The financial assistance is made possible by a $2,000,000 Community Project Funding request submitted to Congressman Courtney in 2022 by the Capitol Region Council of Government. Thanks to Courtney’s prioritization of this important project in the FY22 federal budget, the Capitol Region Council of Governments, working closely with CFSIC, will use these funds to help homeowners impacted by pyrrhotite cover costs not covered by CFSIC.
Homeowners who are in the beginning stages of applying for remediation assistance through the Crumbling Foundations Solutions Indemnity Company or who have not yet begun the process with CFSIC are eligible for this additional assistance. The priority of the additional assistance will be towards items not covered by CFSIC but required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.
“Since the crumbling foundations crisis showed its face, my office has worked non-stop to find solutions and deliver support for affected communities. Today’s announcement will bring welcomed relief to homeowners who face the crippling costs associated with remediating damages caused by pyrrhotite. My office was pleased to select this project as a top funding priority and I am grateful for CRCOG’s commitment to providing another avenue of financial assistance for homeowners across the region,” said Rep. Joe Courtney.
“We’re excited to officially launch the Gap Foundation Remediation program today. The Gap program is specifically designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners and their families fund additional costs not covered by the state's captive insurance program through the CT Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC). This program will help make them whole. We would like to thank Congressman Courtney and the other members of the CT delegation, as well as HUD, for making this funding available and establishing the program. We look forward to putting these federal dollars to work to assist our residents,” said Matt Hart, Executive Director of CRCOG.
“This is a very important day. Our ability to assist CFSIC claimants who are having difficulty meeting expenses that CFSIC won’t cover is a milestone in the program. Thanks to Joe Courtney and his great team for making these funds available through HUD. We look forward to collaborating with our friends at CRCOG in making sure that these funds get moved into the foundation claim payment stream as quickly as possible,” Michael Maglaras, Superintendent of CFSIC, added.
Low Moderate-Income definitions vary from town to town, but range to approximately a maximum income of $66,150 for a family of one to $94,500 for a family of four. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Application information is available at www.crcog.org/gap-foundation-funding/.
For more information go to www.crcog.org/gap-foundation-funding/.
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Government (COG) formed to initiate and implement regional programs of benefit to the towns and the region. It is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities. The mayors, first selectmen, and town council chairmen who make up our governing Policy Board recognize that our individual members' future is tied to our region's future. Our members have collaborated for more than 50 years on a wide range of projects to benefit our towns individually and the region. CRCOG works to enhance the quality of life, vibrancy, and vitality of the region; it is the region’s designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and provides planning and other shared services to its members. CRCOG strongly advocates for its capital city and the region and leads as a convener and a catalyst for regional approaches and solutions.