by Thomas Breen | Mar 9, 2018 1:30 pm | Comments (2)
Two weeks after the city condemned a decaying 41-unit apartment complex at 66 Norton St., 19 relocated households remain in rundown motels, 12 have moved into new apartments, and two are staying with family members as they continue to look for new places to live.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 8, 2018 9:24 am | Comments (6)
The developer of a planned mixed-use project to transform the east-side gateway to New Haven at the Grand Avenue Bridge got an initial warm and positive reaction from Fair Haven Neighbors neighbors along with some concerns about — you guessed it! — parking.
Continue reading ‘“Heights On The River” Selling Tour Begins’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 5, 2018 8:55 am | Comments (15)
New Haven’s building code inspectors are asking state lawmakers to give them back the power to stop contractors from doing work without permits.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 1, 2018 4:10 pm | Comments (13)
Should the city choose artists as a special class of lower-income renters in need of affordable housing?
Leslie Radcliffe posed that question as the city and an out-of-town developer prepare to transform a former clock factory into 130 apartments for artists.
Continue reading ‘Tax-Break Q: What Makes Artists Special?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 26, 2018 11:21 pm | Comments (8)
Elsa Bradley got to return “home” for a few minutes Monday, in the company of a firefighter — and left reunited with Emily, the beloved parakeet she left behind in a building feared ready to collapse.
Continue reading ‘Displaced Tenants Must Find New Homes’
by Markeshia Ricks & Thomas Breen | Feb 23, 2018 6:15 pm | Comments (13)
A day after having suddenly to gather their belongings within 45 minutes to flee their structurally unsafe apartment building, Shelly Sutherland and Dwain Perkins and their three children were holed up in a dingy motel room with no way to cook food or heat their baby’s bottle — and no idea where they’re headed next.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 23, 2018 12:02 am | Comments (12)
Eighty New Haveners had 45 minutes to pack up their belongings and flee their homes Thursday night when officials temporarily condemned a 41-unit apartment complex on Norton Street because of unsafe conditions.
Continue reading ‘80 Relocated After Apartments Condemned’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2018 12:07 pm | Comments (47)
A developer is seeking a 15-year tax break and $400,000 in city environmental clean-up help to transform a long-vacant clock factory complex on Hamilton Street into 130 low- and moderate-income apartments for artists.
Continue reading ‘Artists Eyed For $40M “Clock Shop Lofts”’
by Paul Bass | Feb 16, 2018 8:52 am | Comments (9)
A new study puts numbers to an allegation central to a lawsuit against owners of the crumbling Church Street South housing complex: that neglected damp, moldy conditions made it hard for most kids and adults there to breathe.
Continue reading ‘Survey: 48% Of Complex’s Kids Had Asthma’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 14, 2018 9:07 pm | Comments (20)
When city firefighter George Chin saw the brick house in Wooster Square, it was love at first sight. Thanks to a new program that gave him $10,000 toward a downpayment and closing costs, he’ll soon be moving in.
Continue reading ‘NAACP Starts “Homeownership Matters”’