EMPOWERING FAMILIES. REVITALIZING NEIGHBORHOODS.Through new construction and rehab projects we provide homeownership opportunities for families with low and moderate incomes
EMPOWERING FAMILIES. REVITALIZING NEIGHBORHOODS.We buy distressed houses, rehab them, and sell them to families with low & moderate incomes
WE’RE INVESTING IN NEW HAVEN’S NEIGHBORHOODS
NHS of New Haven is revitalizing New Haven’s neighborhoods with a holistic approach to development that merges community building with direct service.
Community, Ownership, and the Road to Energy Justice
On September 22, 2022, Kathy Fay, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of New Haven’s Director of Community Sustainability, had the honor of presenting to the Yale School of Environment’s “Green Building: Issues and Perspectives” class. The class was hosted by Melissa...
One Small Step for The Environment, One Big Leap for Your Home
I Heart My Home CT customer finds it important to upgrade home energy system for the sake of the environment Eileen O'Donnell has been a member of the New Haven community for 50 years. As a longtime resident, Eileen heard about Neighborhood Housing Services of New...
Enhance Your Quality of Life with The Professional I Heart My Home CT Crew at Low Cost
Dan Knudsen is a local landlord and I Heart My Home CT customer. He has been working with the I Heart My Home team for over a year on projects for two properties he owns. One is his own residence and the other is a rental property. Dan heard about Neighborhood Housing...
Our Offices Are Currently Open by Appointment OnlyPlease call (203) 562-0598 if you wish to visit us in person.
Calls will be answered from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All visitors must wear masks and strictly adhere to social distancing. No more than one visitor will be admitted to our reception areas at a time. Scheduled meetings will be limited to five people, all of whom must wear a mask and be at least six feet apart.
In order to create the safest work environment possible, staff will always wear masks in common areas, and follow sanitization policies including frequent hand washing and routine area disinfection.
For homeowners, renters, landlords
Free one-on-one home energy counseling
OUR IMPACT ON NEW HAVEN OVER 40 YEARS
We renovate distressed homes and undertake new construction projects – 290 to date, providing housing for 504 families in underserved neighborhoods of New Haven.
We help residents develop leadership skills – 111 to date. Many graduates are launching community building projects throughout the city.
We teach hundreds of people how to maintain their homes, save energy, and practice healthy, sustainable gardening and landscaping.
WITH YOU WE STRENGTHEN NEIGHBORHOODS
“NHS has changed the lives of many everyday people.”
~ anonymous donor
YOU CAN OWN A HOME
“I thought owning a home would be an impossible dream, but it happened very fast.”
-Andres Concha-Brito, Newhallville
In 2019, NHS:
Lead 300 volunteers and 13 volunteer groupsTaught 20 Resident Leadership Program graduatesInstalled 6 rain gardens and 4 other storm management systems
How can we help you?
In 2019, our HomeOwnership Center:
Helped 806 people purchase a home
Counseled 102 people facing foreclosure
Educated 482 people through homebuyer/owner workshops
AT RISK OF FORECLOSURE? GET HELP NOW!
Events @ NHS
~ Jackie Downing, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Volunteer @ NHS
“Volunteering with NHS led me to see the beauty of neighborhoods in which residents are empowered, invested, and proud of their community.”
~ Casey Gaughan, Yale student
Learn @ NHS
“There is no way I could have done this all by myself. NHS was a great guide.”
~ NHS homeowner Sharleen Sanchez Barriera
AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
In 2020, NHS worked on the rehabilitation of 8 houses to historic and Energy Star 3.0 standards, providing 10 families with a place to call home.
Average selling price of an NHS-renovated two-family home: $185,000
Average cost to purchase, demolish the interior down to the framing, fully rehab, and landscape this home: $475,000
It’s a win-win deal:
NHS obtains the subsidies to write down the costs, and our buyers are able to purchase homes they can afford. Homeownership is a key to neighborhood stability, which is an essential part of our mission.