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Mobile Units Available for Storm Sandy Applications

First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack who runs the Senior Center. Credit: Submitted
First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack who runs the Senior Center. Credit: Submitted

The Intake Center at the Fairfield Senior Center is continuing to assist residents as well as those who are unable to visit the Intake Center with the application process for the Storm Sandy Community Development Block Grant –Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding (OORR) Program.

Those residents experiencing difficulty in leaving their homes or are unable to visit the Intake Center can contact the Call Center and request an appointment.  Intake Center staff will then meet a homeowner at their residence or another place of the applicant’s choosing with their mobile application intake units, according to First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

The intake counselor will be equipped with a laptop/tablet and a mobile scanner to assist applicants in completing their applications. Priority for this service will be given to elderly or disabled individuals. All intake counselors will have proper identification including a badge and business card to identify them as part of the CDBG-DR OORR program. To schedule an appointment with a mobile unit, residents can reach the Call Center at (866) 272-1976.

Bill Johnson January 21, 2014 at 07:39 AM
I fully understand the desire to want to help the elderly and disabled. This should have been thought of long ago. However, I see discrimination here against those who earn a decent living who were greatly impacted by the storm both emotionally and financially. They met timelines. The state is reluctant to release funds to them? What a joke!!
Jim Eastwood January 21, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Are These Like the Wayward SOUTHPORT BEACH HOT DOG stand?????????? Yes Bill I agree------For the "Beach People" victims houses are getting Bigger and Bigger ---Just What did happen to the poor Renters who were Off the Beach ?????? How came there was No Concern other that the one day of cleanup I Guess the poor and the Working Elderly just don't count!!!!! Have a Great Day (And Just Pay and Pay for the Penfield Pavilion !!!!!
Bill Johnson January 21, 2014 at 08:46 AM
The grant awards will never be released. Another "emergency" will delay the release. Then the state will adjust the fund an so on and so on....excuses!!!

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