by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am | Comments (45)
The city gave the final needed approvals for a new mini-neighborhood to rise from a downtown parking lot, following a debate about how quickly New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle.
The approvals came Wednesday during a City Hall meeting of the City Plan Commission.
South Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners cleared the final site-plan approval and permitting hurdles to begin building the first $75 million phase of a $160 million project on a “super block” bordered by State, Grove, Orange and Audubon streets.
Continue reading ‘Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2017 3:02 pm | Comments (10)
A plan to change a small Hill homeless shelter into a rent-subsidized residence for young people who have aged out of the foster care system is meeting with opposition from neighbors worried about parking and crime problems.
Continue reading ‘Shelter Change Draws Local Opposition’
by Allan Appel | Feb 15, 2017 2:51 pm | Comments (2)
John Ray Munsey, Jr. saw his girlfriend die of a fentanyl overdose right in front of him. He knew his life of substance abuse and struggling with anger and depression and especially chronic homelessness, including long stints living in the woods, absolutely had to change.
Fast forward three years — when Munsey got the keys to a new apartment, and a new life.
Continue reading ‘Munsey Moves In’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2017 12:18 pm | Comments (5)
Operators of a Grand Avenue homeless shelter looking to move around the block will have to wait at least another month before the zoning board can vote on its relocating request. The reason for the delay: missing paperwork, and an incomplete application.
Continue reading ‘Alder, East St. Neighbors Oppose Homeless Shelter’s Move’
by Paul Bass | Feb 10, 2017 1:56 pm | Comments (2)
Longtime tenants at New Haven’s rundown Beechwood Gardens complex will soon have newly renovated apartments — if they can remain there.
Continue reading ‘New Day Beckons At Beechwood Gardens’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 1, 2017 12:00 pm | Comments (3)
Eight-two guaranteed apartments for low-income families are staying in New Haven rather than moving out of town, thanks to the latest deal in the ongoing saga of Church Street South.
Continue reading ‘Church St. South Transfers 82 Section 8 Units’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 1, 2017 7:30 am | Comments (9)
The Housing Authority of New Haven has proven that it can compete with private out-of-town builders to redevelop property and create housing.
Now it aims to prove that it can manage property—its own and others—just as well as the big boys.
Continue reading ‘HANH Spinning Off Management Arm’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 26, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (3)
The City Plan Commission gave the go-ahead for the city’s housing authority to get moving on the second phase of the redevelopment of a West Rock public-housing community.
Continue reading ‘Rockview Phase 2 Greenlighted’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm | Comments (5)
The city’s re-entry program has a new name and a new agreement with the housing authority to provide one more incentive for a life on the right side of the law: a place to live.
Continue reading ‘Re-Entry Program Inks Public-Housing Deal’
by Paul Bass | Jan 19, 2017 3:15 pm | Comments (2)
John Bradley is leaving a city where ideas about how to tackle homelessness have changed dramatically since he began tackling the issue a decade ago.
Continue reading ‘Homeless-Housing Pioneer Heads To Poughkeepsie’