Our Mission

We have a lasting impact for families and neighborhoods through our holistic approach to development.


Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven strengthens neighborhoods by developing affordable housing and increasing homeownership opportunities; providing homebuyer education and financial coaching; making homes safe, beautiful and energy efficient; and working to improve the perceptions of the communities in which we are working by helping residents take charge of their neighborhoods.



Affordable Housing

Since 1979, we’ve built high-quality housing for 504 families in underserved neighborhoods of New Haven.

Before & After

We’ve purchased, fully rehabbed, and landscaped almost 300 distressed houses, then sold them for below cost.

Community Building

With our partners, volunteers, and residents from the community, we cultivate healthy neighborhoods.

Energy Counseling

We are counseling households in order to complete deep energy retrofit measures and health remediations statewide.

Residential Leadership

Graduates of our leadership training programs are launching community-building projects throughout New Haven.


We have installed over 30 storm-water management systems in underserved neighborhoods of New Haven.


“I support NHS because I believe strongly in building the community from the grass roots, which NHS is committed to. I also believe that affordable housing is the most critical component of a vibrant and healthy community.”

~ Jenna Lupi, donor


In July 2022, The HOC held an open house at a newly renovated home on West Division Street with its new owner, Tamika S. Baines. Tamika had been preparing for six years to become a homeowner. She shed tears of joy after cutting the ribbon. By making homes safe and energy-efficient, and affordable, we help neighbors like Tamika buy their dream homes.


Bridgette Russell, Director of the HomeOwnership Center, is one of the many experts who teach at our Learning Lab. Through providing homebuyer education and financial coaching, home maintenance tutorials, and gardening and landscape workshops, we give students the tools to purchase, care for and stay in their homes.


We envision a New Haven where all neighborhoods are vibrant and safe, and all residents are thriving in beautiful, dignified homes. By helping residents take charge of their communities, together we improve perceptions of the neighborhoods in which we work.


Building healthy communities starts with listening. By taking the time to develop relationships with residents, community management teams, and other stakeholders, we make a lasting difference for families and neighborhoods throughout New Haven. Since 2010, we’ve graduated over 150 resident leaders. In 2022, we held our third virtual Resident Leadership Program due to the COVID pandemic. 21 residents participated in the new curriculum from NeighborWorks America based on race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We commit to co-creating healthy neighborhoods with residents, volunteers, and partners.