Strengthening Neighborhoods

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

OUR MISSION

We are strengthening neighborhoods. The HomeOwnership Center provides homebuyer education and financial coaching, increasing homeownership opportunities. We develop affordable housing opportunities and make homes safe, beautiful, and energy-efficient. By helping residents take charge of their communities, perceptions of the neighborhoods in which we work improve.

Join us to empower families and strengthen 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.

OUR IMPACT

 

Energy Counseling

As of August 8th, 2022, we had counseled 596 households in order to complete 350 deep energy retrofit measures and 105 health remediations statewide.

Residential Leadership

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

Sustainability

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

WHY INVEST IN NEW HAVEN’S NEIGHBORHOODS?

“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

WELCOME HOME

Chilean-born Andres Concha-Brito purchased an NHS rehab in Newhallville in 2018.  Settled in his new home, he shows off his growing record collection. By making homes safe and energy-efficient, and affordable, we help neighbors like Andres buy their dream homes.

EMPOWER YOURSELF

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.

OUR VISION

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.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

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.

In 2021, during COVID, NHS of New Haven was able to coordinate 1000 volunteer service hours participating in 6 community placemaking projects.

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 based on race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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