Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut
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During this fragile economic recovery, many families are struggling with high mortgage payments and threats of foreclosure. My office may be able to help. Please contact me or call my New Britain office at 860-223-8412, and we may be able to help you with possible home loan modification programs to lower monthly mortgage payments. Learn more about available resources.

For more information on my work and views on housing or to let me know your thoughts, questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.


More on Housing

Feb 10, 2015 Page

For many, owning a home may seem out of reach. Others may have found themselves struggling to pay their mortgage and stay in their homes. The federal government offers many resources that may help.

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty applauded the passage of the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, H.R. 647, which establishes tax-preferred savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the ABLE Act by a bipartisan vote of 404 to 17.

Mar 14, 2014 In The News

TORRINGTON >> A piece of federal legislation designed to ease the financial distress of homeowners facing rising premiums after a recent overhaul of the flood insurance program was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act passed by a vote of 306 to 91 after a House vote was postponed on Feb. 27 over concerns about revisions regarding caps on premiums, according to Laura Maloney, communications director for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, CT-5.

Feb 20, 2014 In The News

A Danbury family's plight to save their home from foreclosure is the latest story that Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5, is highlighting in a new feature on her website, "Constituent Corner."

According to a release from Esty's office, “Constituent Corner” showcases positive stories from district residents who sought assistance with the federal government through her office. 

Jan 10, 2014 Press Release
(Hartford, CT) – Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT-5), Senator\ Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced that five Connecticut public housing authorities secured $300,093 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help hire and retain Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program coordinators. The following five Connecticut public housing authorities will receive the funds: Meriden, New Britain, Danbury, Norwalk, and Greenwich.
Sep 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Connecticut Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty announced today that the City of Waterbury has been awarded $2,843,381 in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants were awarded by the office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). DeLauro and Esty each represent a portion of Waterbury.

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Connecticut’s congressional delegation released the following statement today applauding the announcement Connecticut will be receiving $71.8 million that may be used to repair homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and to upgrade and repair critical infrastructure. The funding, provided by the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program, is part of the $16 billion included in the Sandy Disaster Relief bill Congress passed last month. In the weeks ahead, the State of Connecticut will submit a plan for spending the funding.

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

Courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WINDSOR, Conn. — Homeowners, renters, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have until Tuesday, Feb. 12 to register for FEMA disaster assistance or apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

Residents of Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties, as well as the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations within New London County, are eligible to apply for assistance with Hurricane Sandy-related losses.