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Nonprofit Digs in On 4 more ‘Ville Homes
Alonda Emery never thought she’d own her own home – right up until she stood with a smile, and a shovel, atop the very Newhallville lot where her future house will soon be built. The press conference marked the latest in the local affordable housing nonprofit…
Free Classes to Help Homeowners and Homebuyers
Buying a home or even just maintaining one is a huge undertaking and if you ever thought someone should teach a course on this, well you’re in luck. That’s where the local nonprofit Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven comes in.
Gentrification-Busters Update The Plan
After decades of helping families stay one step ahead of gentrificaiton, Jim Paley and Bridgette Russell have some ideas for confronting new threats. The ideas include building anew on vacant lots and pressing for changes in how the city taxes first-time homebuyers.
New Homeowner Puts The Neighbor In Hood
Tamika Baines dreamed of owning her own home — then shed tears of joy as she realized that dream at a renovated former blighted property in Newhallville…Baines has purchased on West Hazel Street with the help of nonprofit Neighborhood Housing Service.
New Haven, Conn.: More Than Just Academics and Mozzarella
…a nonprofit that rehabs and sells distressed properties at low prices to buyers with qualifying incomes. The group, which has turned around some 300 houses since 1979, can seem to be reshaping whole blocks…
UP CLOSE | Buried in an “avalanche of goodness” | How emergency housing relief during the pandemic left out New Haven’s most vulnerable
How emergency housing relief during the pandemic left out New Haven’s most vulnerable…
City proposes investing $10 million into new “I’m Home” housing support program
With a dedicated budget of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan, or ARP, funding, the city’s newly announced “I’m Home” initiative is intended to make homeownership and rental housing more affordable in New Haven…
The price of energy is going up in CT. Could it have been avoided?
…Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven has been doing gut rehabilitations of dilapidated houses locally for 42 years. The work typically goes beyond code and includes energy efficiency measures. ..
Connecticut renters, landlords being assisted by $450M of federal money
In New Haven, one of the key cogs in the wheel is the Neighborhood Housing Services Organization of New Haven. A young mother, who has been unemployed for a couple of months, asked that we conceal her identity.
New Haven, CT officials note assistance options as nationwide eviction moratorium ends
…suggested that those concerned about paying rent reach out to service agencies such as Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven…
After Homicide, Hill Gardeners Heal
Truman Street grew just a little bit greener Friday — as neighbors gathered to weed out the trauma from a recent homicide on the block, and plant new life. That was the scene at the community garden at the corner of Truman Street and Clover Place in the Hill.
Housing Advocates Press for Added Funding as Aid Program Relaunches
The Connecticut Department of Housing is once again accepting applications for a program that offers up to $4,000 in rental assistance to individuals who have suffered economically from the effects of the coronavirus.
Arlevia Samuel looks to create “housing for all” as Livable City Initiative director
New Haven has a new director for its Livable City Initiative…James Paley, executive director of local non-profit Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, told the news he’s eager to begin working with Samuel…
5 City Sales Seek Affordable Homebuyers
The city plans to sell four vacant lots and one blighted, empty house to a trio of local affordable housing developers, who plan to build five new owner-occupied homes in Newhallville, Beaver Hills, and Fair Haven.
Day of Service Helps Hill Family
On Sunday evening Yousufu received a last-minute call from Stephen Cremin-Endes, NHS director of community building & organizing, who offered to lend a helping hand from the nonprofit housing builder and Milone & MacBroom civil engineers and landscape architects….