Strengthening NeighborhoodsWe have a lasting impact for families and neighborhoods through our holistic approach to development.
We strengthen neighborhoods by developing affordable housing and increasing homeownership opportunities; providing homebuyer education and financial coaching; making homes safe, beautiful and energy efficient; and improving perceptions of the neighborhoods in which we work by helping residents take charge of their communities.
Join us to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods!
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.
With our partners, volunteers, and residents from the community, we cultivate healthy neighborhoods.
As of March 1st, 2022, we had counseled 470 households in order to complete 209 deep energy retrofit measures and 87 health remediations statewide.
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.
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
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 developing affordable housing, making homes safe and energy-efficient, and increasing homeownership opportunities, we help neighbors like Andres purchase 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.