Spurred by revelvations about failures at New Haven’s Church Street South complex, a new federal bill might give the government more tools to police housing standards and penalize owners who don’t comply in subsidized apartments across the country.
(Updated) A family’s effort to turn a rescued “zombie” mansion in Westville into five apartments stumbled, as neighbors convinced the zoning board the plan would change the neighborhood’s character for the worse.
It’s official: Brothers Jacob and Josef Feldman of MOD Equities will be bringing a total of 64 apartments to two separate downtown buildings, the latest in a stream of new market-rate housing coming to the center of the city.
While New Haven was finding homes for all its chronically homeless veterans, the number of homeless young women with children was growing. Winter arrived; young families slept in motels, cars, in one case an unheated back porch. That family included a seven-month-old baby.
Michael Smart was walking home on William Street in Wooster Square when a man who spoke little English asked for help: He had no running water in his apartment, he said, and his building was falling apart.