Agencies Gather to Recognize Achievements – Keeping People in Their Homes

New Haven, CT – July 16, 2018

The Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program (MCJTP) has worked with over 4,000 Connecticut residents, providing more than 2,300 job training scholarships since 2008. The training has helped 70% of participants find new employment and others retain their jobs and advance their careers.

The Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program helps borrowers increase their job skills and become financially stable. Funded by the state of Connecticut, the MCJTP offers customized employment services, job training scholarships, job placement assistance, financial literacy classes, credit counseling, and referrals to other needed services – at no cost to eligible homeowners.

The MCJTP remains a vital resource for Connecticut residents as the state foreclosure rate remains 20% higher than it was before the recession, while the national rate is approximately 31% lower than pre-recession rates. Connecticut is in the top five states in the nation having the highest foreclosure rates. The MCJTP in partnership with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Judicial Mediators, Connecticut Department of Labor and Connecticut’s workforce system provide opportunity for borrowers to connect with housing experts on tools and resources available to families at risk of foreclosure.

The MCJTP helps create better options for people now and in the future by bringing together the right resources to address their individual situations and potential. Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of helping Connecticut residents remain in their homes.


Senator Bob Duff, Majority Leader, 25th District, Norwalk and Darien
Ryan Barry, Former State Representative and co-author of legislation creating the MCJTP
Joseph Carbone, President and CEO, The WorkPlace
Alex Johnson, President and CEO, Capital Workforce Partners
Kevin Taylor, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
Lorna Rodriguez, Customer, Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program

WHAT: Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program 10th Anniversary Milestone

WHERE: New Haven Public Library, Philip Marett Seminar Room, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

WHEN: Monday, July 16th, 2018 from 11am – 12 noon


About The WorkPlace
The WorkPlace conducts comprehensive planning, and coordinates regional workforce development policy and programs to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers. As national leader in the field, The WorkPlace regularly shares ideas and best practices with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country. For more information, visit

The Mortgage Crisis Training Program is a WorkPlace Opportunity in partnership with The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Capital Workforce Partners and Connecticut’s workforce system. For more information, call toll-free at 1-866-683-1682.