Affordable HousingWe invest in New Haven neighborhoods to create equitable housing opportunities for all.
WHY WE’RE INVESTING IN NEW HAVEN’S NEIGHBORHOODS
We envision a New Haven where all neighborhoods are vibrant and safe, and all residents are thriving in beautiful, dignified homes.
Our comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy has historically begun with the acquisition and gut-rehabilitation of uninhabitable properties. With the financial assistance of local and state subsidies, we have been able to transform these properties into energy-efficient homes that help to improve the overall curb appeal of the surrounding houses.
OUR IMPACT ON NEW HAVEN
We teach homeowners how to prevent surprise repair bills by caring for their home, and how to budget for expected maintenance costs, so they can afford their home long term.
Over the past 42 years, we’ve renovated nearly 300 distressed homes to historic standards, providing beautiful, dignified housing for 504 families in underserved neighborhoods of New Haven.
In New Haven, only 43% of residents can afford their housing costs, which puts them at risk. That doesn’t work for us, so we price NHS homes below our renovation costs.
EVERYONE DESERVES A SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME
We spend as much as $475,000 to purchase, demolish the interior down to the framing, fully rehab, and landscape a two-family home. Then we sell it for about $225,000. Who’s losing? No one! It’s a win-win situation for us because we’re passionate about empowering families and revitalizing neighborhoods. Would you like to help?
YOU CAN REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS
In recent years, we’ve worked with EMERGE Connecticut, Broken Arrow Nursery, the City of New Haven and various contractors to create beautiful homes for families with low and moderate incomes. Revitalize neighborhoods with us.
YOU CAN BUILD STABILITY
We couldn’t empower families and revitalize neighborhoods without great partners. Would you like to create social, economic and environmental justice for all New Haveners? We love working with colleges, architectural firms, lending institutions, and construction companies.
YOU’LL LOVE THE TRANSFORMATION
In 2020 and 2021, NHS worked on the rehabilitation of 10 houses to historic and Energy Star 3.0 standards, giving 15 families a place to call home.
WE’RE ALWAYS BUILDING
Right now, we have 2 homes and 4 lots in our inventory, both homes are pending sale. By the time we’re through, each property will be transformed into a dignified, energy-efficient home with climate-smart landscaping.
YOU INSPIRE OUR WORK
We celebrate our diverse & vibrant community with events and classes to foster safer neighborhoods where everyone can thrive.