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CNI South Norwalk Bulletins

Stamford Public Schools image Kindergarten Registration

Register Your Child for Kindergarten Today!

Norwalk Public Schools Kindergarten Registration is online!
Log on to for a complete checklist of documents needed to get started.

Need help? Call 203.854.4093

¡Registre su hijo para el Kinder hoy!

¡La registración para Kinder de Escuelas Públicas de Norwalk es en linea!
Visite la página web para obtener una lista completa de los documentos que necesitara para comenzar.

¿Necesita ayuda? Llame 203.854.4093

Download the PDF: PDF icon Kindergarten Registration

Farmers Market image Norwalk CT Farmer's Markets
Summer 2020


Norwalk Community Center
120 Connecticut Avenue
11am - 3 pm, July 8 - November 25
Rainbow Plaza
205 Main Street
11am - 3 pm, May 20 - November 25
(No SNAP payments)
Fridays Saturdays
Rowayton Farmers Market
177 Rowayton Avenue
12pm - 5pm, May 22 - October 30
First Congregational Church
3 Lewis Street
9am - 2pm, July 11 - October 31

Farmers Market image Norwalk CT Mercado de Agricultores
Verano 2020


Todo los miercoles
Norwalk Community Center
120 Connecticut Avenue
11am - 3 pm, Julio 8 - Noviembre 25
Rainbow Plaza
205 Main Street
11am - 3 pm, Mayo 20 - Noviembre 25
(No hay pagos de SNAP)
Todo los viernes Todo los sábados
Rowayton Farmers Market
177 Rowayton Avenue
12pm - 5pm, Mayo 22 - Octubre 30
First Congregational Church
3 Lewis Street
9am - 2pm, Julio 11 - Octubre 31

Most Farmer's Markets accept SNAP and WIC
La mayoría de los mercados de agricultores aceptan SNAP y WIC

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer in English y Español

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COVID-19 Bulletins

Norwalk Housing Authority logo Community Resource Reference Sheet
COVID-19 Assistance

The document presented here is list of useful resources and references for NHA staff and residents, as well as the Norwalk-centric community at large, to assist navigating the current pandemic. Please recognize that this is a work-in-progress; resources will come, go, and change. Return to this page for future updates.

Links and contact information included in the resource document:

  • Norwalk Housing Authority and General Information
  • Income Support/Stimulus Payments/Unemployment Benefits/MoneyManagement
  • Meals, Food Pantries, Food Stamps, Nutrition Programs
  • Financial Support/Assistance/Child Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Training and Education

PDF icon Click here to download and print the latest Community Resource Sheet

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNeed Help From Effects of The Pandemic?

Has the Covid Pandemic affected your income making it difficult to pay for housing, mortgage, food, transportation, utilities or other necessities?

If so, call the Alliance For Community Empowerment in Norwalk: (203) 838-8110

Documentation of hardship and proof of income required. Subject to program eligibility guidelines. Undocumented welcome to apply.

PDF icon Download the flyer: Alliance Covid Relief

Community Action Agency logoSocial Services Block Grant (SSBG)
Case Management

What can SSBG help with?
Food, benefits, housing, transportation and more

Who will benefit most?
Disadvantaged, social service applicants, health and shelter referrals, job searchers

Who is eligible?
CT residents 18+ years, individuals near poverty level

Interested in applying or finding out more about SSBG Case Management?
Please contact your local Community Action Agency service provider:
Summer Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Norwalk: 203-939-9650, 1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT
Visit the Community Action Agency website:

PDF icon Download the flyer for complete information: SSBG Case Management

Community Action Agency logoCon qué le podría ayudar SSBG?

Quién obtendra mayor beneficio?
Quién es elegible?

Tiene interés en aplicar o saber más sobre el Programa de Manejo de Casos de SSBG ?
Por favor contacte a la Agencia Comunitaria del Oeste de Connecticut, lnc. (CAAWC)
Horario de Verano: L-J 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., V 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Norwalk: 203-939-9650,
1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT
Community Action Agency website:

PDF icon Descarga el folleto para obtener información completa:
SSBG Manejo de Casos

Norwalk Housing Authority logoWorried about Feeding Your Family During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

These Norwalk organizations offer pantry and/or meal services. Please call ahead to confirm details, as circumstances are changing quickly.

For food, meals and food pantries visit the city of Norwalk website and the health department, available in both English and Spanish.

Web link icon Visit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Person-to-Person logoPerson to Person has special COVID food assistance and emergency financial assistance; and is looking for donations. Resources are available for low-income residents affected by COVID-19.

Web link iconVisit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Norwalk Public Schools is no longer making school bus deliveries for meals. And Bridgeport Rescue Mission has had to stop serving take-home meals at our public housing communities.

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

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Partners Exchange Bulletins

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoSelf-Sufficiency Supportive Services

SSSS connects people with an array of services to promote self-sufficiency. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Long Term Case Management
  • DSS Applications
  • Clothing and Food Referrals
  • 211 Infoline
  • Emergency Rental/ Utility Assistance
  • Child Care Referrals
  • G.E.D Classes
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Community Resource Referrals

149 Water Street
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Phone: (203) 838-8110
Fax: (203) 838-8198


PDF icon Download the flyer for more information: Self-Sufficiency flyer

Norwalk Housing Authority logoALICE Saves newsletter

ALICE Saves helps families and individuals in Connecticut develop healthy financial habits and offers members opportunities to earn rewards for savings and to get help solving their financial concerns.

Free Financial Guidance
Connecticut residents who need help dealing with creditors, finding resources or managing their money have access to Trust Plus, a free virtual or telephone financial coaching program.

COVID-19 Resources and Information
ALICE Saves and United Way's 2-1-1 Connecticut are here to help stay connected to coronavirus-related information. View the handy guide to information, government programs and other services to help you make it through these difficult times.

File Your Tax Return for Free
The IRS has extended the deadline to file your taxes to July 15, 2020. However, many VITA sites across the state have closed to ensure the health and safety of volunteers and taxpayers. Until sites reopen, there are several options for free tax assistance including a virtual model in which tax filers work with a tax preparer during a telephone call.

PDF icon View the ALICE Saves newsletter for more information and helpful links.

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNeed Help Paying Your Winter Heating Bills?

The ALLIANCE Energy program provides help to eligible households who reside in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk and Westport with assistance in paying their winter heating bills. One application covers all programs. There are several programs for which you may be eligible.


NHA CNI Field Office
149 Water St, Norwalk, CT

PDF icon Download the flyer for the list of required documentation:
Alliance Energy Flyer

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNo Te Quedes Fuera El Frio!

El Programa de energia ayuda a los hogares elegible que residen en Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk y Westport con asistencia para pagar sus f acturas de calefaccion del invierno. Una aplicacion cub re todo los programa. Hay varios programas para los cuales usted puede ser elegible


NHA CNI Field Office
149 Water St, Norwalk, CT

PDF icon Descargue el folleto para obtener la lista de documentación requerida:
Alliance Energy Folleto

CT Free Tax Preparation in Your Neighborhood

"VIRTUAL" VITA Can Save You Valuable Funds

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing of Federal and State returns. Did you earn $56,000 or less last year? You may qualify for the EarnedIncome Tax Credit (EITC). NOTE: Filing/payment date for state and federal tax returns extended through July 15th.

For More Information visit or dial 2-1-1 (available 24/7) after January 7th, 2020 for updates on tax site hours and locations, more information including additional free tax prep site locations throughout Connecticut, to book a free tax appointment, and to get information about other tax services and credits. NOTE: Most CT VITA sites are closed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. View the May Newsletter for more information about "virtual" sites on line.

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information

Preparacion Gratuita de Impuestos en Tu Barrio

El programa de "VIRTUAL" VITA ofrece ayuda gratuita a las personas que ganan $56,000 o menos que necesitan ayuda para preparar sus declaraciones de impuestos. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS proporcionan preparación de declaración de impuestos básica gratis y electrónica de declaraciones federales y estatales Si usted ganó menos de $56,000 dólares al año pasado usted puede calificar para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo. Visite unos de los centros de VITA cercano para ver si calificas para este servicio. NOTA: La fecha de presentación / pago para las declaraciones de impuestos estatales y federales se extendió hasta el 15 de julio.

Para Más Información:
Asegúrese de consultar la pagina web o marque el 2-1-1 (disponible 24/7) después del 7 de Enero del 2020 para información sobre donde puede encontrar un sitio que preparen las planillas de impuestos gratuitamente en Connecticut. También puede encontrar información adicional para facilitar la reservación de una cita y sobre otros servicios y créditos fiscales. NOTA: La mayoría de los sitios de CT VITA están cerrados para reducir la propagación del Coronavirus. Vea el Boletín de Mayo para obtener más información sobre sitios "virtuales" en línea.

PDF icon Descargar aquí para más información

VITA Sponsors

Logo: Bridgeport Rescue MissionBridgeport Rescue Mission

Free meals daily 4 days a week in Norwalk

  • Tuesday Dinners 6:00 PM
    13 Day Street Parking Lot
  • Thursday Dinners 6:00 PM
    Meadow Gardens Learning Center Parking Lot
  • Friday Dinners 6:00 PM
    Roodner Court Learning Center Parking Lot, 261 Ely Ave
  • Sunday Lunches 1:00 PM
    Mount Zion Church Parking Lot / 96 South Main Street

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission Mobile Kitchen Food Services provides FREE WEEKLY delicious, nutritious meals in take-home packages to anyone in need.

ALL are welcome!

¡Comida Gratis 4 Dias A La Semana en Norwalk!

  • Almuerzo los domingos - 1:00PM
    Estacionamiento de la Iglesia de Mount Zion, 96 South Main St., Norwalk
  • Cena los martes - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del 13 Day Street, Norwalk
  • Cena los jueves - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del Centro de Aprendizaje en Meadow Gardens, Norwalk
  • Cena los viernes - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del Centro de Aprendizaje en Roodner Court, 261 Ely Ave., Norwalk

La Cocina Rodante de Bridgeport Rescue Mission provee semanalmente deliciosas y nutritivas comidas gratis y listas para llevar a toda persona que necesite.

¡TODOS Son Bienvenidos!

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer in English y Español

City of Bridgeport Down Payment Assistance Program

Up To $15K Available for Qualified First-Time Homebuyers

Seal of the City of Bridgeport, ConnecticutWe are taking applications for this round of funding for the City of Bridgeport's Down Payment Assistance Program

Please share with your email contacts and help us get the word out. Funds are available on a "First Come First Served Basis".

PDF icon Click here to download the
City of Bridgeport Down Payment Assistance Program flyer
and view the Eligibility Criteria and contact information

Logo: Norwalk Health DepartmentNorwalk Health Department
- Hepatitis C

Get Tested FREE for Hepatitis C

  • If you were born between 1945-1965
  • You've injected drugs
  • You have tattoo or piercing
  • You had an organ transplant or blood transfusion before 1992
  • You have HIV or liver disease

Call now to get tested
Norwalk Health Department

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer: Hepatitis C Testing

Job Corp logo10 Reasons to Apply to Job Corps

   Train - Successful careers require a strong foundation.
   Learn - Further your education, gain new skills to advance your career.
   Live - Become part of a community that encourages growth and success.
   Connect - Network with employers and community leaders.

  1. Hands-On Career Training in high-growth industries
  2. Tuition-Free to eligible men and women ages 16 through 24
  3. Housing, meals, and basic medical care provided at No Cost
  4. Industry-recognized Credentials
  5. Community College classes and partnerships
  6. Workplace Experience with employers in all industries
  7. Community Service projects that provide additional training opportunities
  8. Networking and Professional Development opportunities
  9. Advanced Training Programs in industries like health care and information technology
  10. Results: Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, or go on to higher education, or join the military

Contact: Robert Velez, Jr.
Cell 203-443-7463 or Office 203-549-1502, Email:

Visit: or (español)
Call: 800-733-JOBS [5627]

PDF icon For more information, download the flyer: Apply to Job Corps

Norwalk Community College  LogoAllied Health Certificate Programs

Norwalk Community College
NCC Career Connections Thrive by 25

An Allied Health certificate can be the first step in launching a career that offers a clear pathway for advancement. The Allied Health employment sector is one of the fastest growing in Connecticut. Scholarships for eligible Career Connections candidates are available for the certificates below.

Certified Nurse Aid, EKG Tech, EMT, Homemaker Companion, Medical Billing & Reimbursement, Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Tech, Physical Therapy Aide, Veterinary Assistant I, II, III

This program includes: a full scholarship, clinical or internship, job placement, career development, coaching, and a workplace strategies class.

For more information and to register email Reference the Service and Sales Certificate.

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Norwalk Community College  LogoRetail Customer Service and
Sales Certificate

Norwalk Community College

Customer Service and Sales curriculum designed to help entry-level sales and service associates learn skills related to frontline work in any industry that values customer service and sales skills.

For more information and to register email Reference the Service and Sales Certificate.

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer for more information.

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CNI Items of Interest

Soundview Landing room viewSoundview Landing

Phase Two Expansion
- E Brochure

SONO Living - Thoughtfully designed one & two bedroom apartment homes in the heart of downtown South Norwalk.

20 Day Street, Norwalk CT 06854 • 203.714.8060

PDF icon Download full brochure: Soundview Landing e-brochure (14MB)
PDF icon Download 1-page brochure: Soundview Landing - Home Starts Here (1.2MB)

Rendering May 17, 2019 imageRyan Park Improvements

Rendering May 17, 2019

Click on the image to view details:

  • Park Gateway Entrance with Seating and Shade Trees
  • Park Walking Loop
  • Basketball Court
  • Park Seating and Viewing Area
  • Bike Racks
  • Newly Defined Parking Lot Layout and Park Access Points
  • Adult Fitness Area
  • 5-12 Year Old Playground
  • Outdoor Music Play Area
  • 2-5 Year Old Playground
  • Park Pavilion
  • Spray Shower
  • Open Lawn

PDF icon Download the rendering for more detail: Ryan Park Improvements

Ryan Park RemediationRyan Park Remediation

Proposed Final Site Plan Design
Construction Schedule

Click links below to download Ryan Park documents
PDF icon Ryan Park Proposed Final Site Plan Design
PDF icon Ryan Park Construction Schedule

Infrastructure Project ScheduleRaymond Day Infrastructure Project

Infrastructure 12-Week Schedule
Day Street Closures

Click links below to download schedule
PDF icon Infrastructure Project Schedule

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk
Norwalk CT logo

Update Report for Mayor Rilling - May 16, 2018
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative - Project Update

  • Housing
  • Relocation
  • Phase II & III Housing Development – Buildings C, D & E
  • Neighborhood Improvements: Ryan Park
  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Public Safety Initiatives
  • Infrastructure

PDF icon Click to download the full report and supporting imagery:
Report to the Mayor - May 16, 2018 - CNI Project Update

Washington Village CookbookWashington Village Cookbook

One unifier over the years has been food

As one of the oldest public housing complexes in our nation, and the oldest in Connecticut, Washington Village has seen a great many residents since its cornerstone was laid in the year 1940. Families of adults and youth of all ages from countries across the world have made Washington Village their home, creating a community rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. This diversity also extends to the culinary arts.

In 2012, after the devastation created by Superstorm Sandy, a decision was made to replace and rebuild Washington Village. With the generous support of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, a new, efficient, resilient Washington Village is being created. The goal is to protect and preserve the housing and personal enrichment opportunities provided to the residents of Washington Village and also to preserve the character and unique personality of this community. This collection of recipes is part of that effort as we create the new community: Soundview Landing.

Download the compilation of recipes collected from residents of Washington Village, along with HOU and NHA staff.

PDF icon Download the cookbook: Washington Village Cookbook

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