by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 26, 2016 1:47 pm
The calls would come in on Friday, sometimes just two hours before the start of the Jewish Sabbath at sundown.
“They need a place to stay they need food, they need this, they need that,” Eli Greer said recently during a tour of a light blue, two-story house on Vernon Street. “They don’t know where they are, or the community.”
Continue reading ‘Hospital Visitors To Get Cozy Shabbes Digs’
by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (11)
How did federal inspectors offer a rosy inspection of the crumbling Church Street South housing complex — and then a year later give it a score of only 20 out of 100?
That question arises from a newly released federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report on conditions at the 301-unit subsidized complex across from the train station.
And it adds fuel to a call issued by Mayor Toni Harp for Congressional hearings into how HUD looks after — or doesn’t look after — conditions at low-income housing developments where it pays millions of dollars a year in rents.
Continue reading ‘Surprise! Now HUD Flunks Church St. South’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 20, 2016 4:03 pm | Comments (2)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy helped pitch a deal to New Haven neighbors — the chance to get solar power and cut energy costs, for just $20 a month the first year.
Continue reading ‘Malloy Pitches “Solar For All”’
by Paul Bass | Jan 20, 2016 12:46 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven is steadily finding homes for chronically homeless people—but there are still plenty left to count.
Continue reading ‘Canvassers Seek Out Homeless’
by Paul Bass | Jan 11, 2016 7:25 am | Comments (30)
New Haven’s economic development chief urged an out-of-state landlord plaguing downtown with rundown apartments and plaguing the city with lawsuits to sell its properties — and he offered to help find a buyer.
Continue reading ‘Nemerson To Philly Crew: Please Sell!’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 10, 2016 8:00 pm | Comments (5)
Connecticut is well on its way to eradicating chronic homelessness, by making it easier for low- and middle-income people to get housing, state and federal leaders said.
Continue reading ‘Guv: Chronic Homelessness Will End This Year’
by Paul Bass | Jan 8, 2016 7:38 am | Comments (7)
Hundreds of Church Street South families still living in limbo heard about a sped-up housing-rescue plan — which might land them permanent new homes sooner, but could leave New Haven with less low-income housing in the long term.
Continue reading ‘Church St. South Tenants Get A Choice’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 7, 2016 3:32 pm | Comments (3)
Patients and staff at a nursing home in the Hill got the shivers, as city inspectors rushed to order repairs to a heating system.
Continue reading ‘Patients Shiver, Setting Off Alarms’
by David Sepulveda | Jan 1, 2016 10:07 am | Comments (2)
Two decrepit buildings were dragging down a pocket of the East Rock section in Goatville until a husband-and-wife development team stepped in. Now neighbors are sighing with pride and relief.
Continue reading ‘Goatville Rehabs Inspire Neighbors’
by Paul Bass | Dec 25, 2015 8:19 am | Comments (17)
It turns out that the Strouse, Adler apartment complex by the State Street train station has far bigger problems than a busted water-heater — and the city has issued an emergency demand for immediate action.
Continue reading ‘Strouse, Adler Complex Hit With New Emergency Order’