5 Vacant Lot Sales Advance

by Allan Appel | Dec 23, 2016 10:41 am

Allan Appel Photo The city plans to sell four vacant lots to a not-for-profit in town at $1,000 a pop so affordable houses can be erected on three of them and an open community space maintained on the fourth.

The city turned around and became a purchaser, buying yet another vacant lot, for a buck. The plan is to sell it for a modest amount so another affordable house can be erected on it in the not too distant future.

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Re-Entry Plan Expansion Plan Wins A Parking Vote

by Allan Appel | Dec 22, 2016 8:27 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo A Newhallville not-for-profit agency Wednesday night made progress on overcoming one of two obstacles to setting up transitional housing for people coming out of prison.

About 1,000 people a year return from prison to New Haven, many of them them trying to resettle in the Dixwell-Newhallville area.

The not-for-profit agency, Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation, tries to help them do that at its center at Dixwell Avenue and Argyle Street, which it recently renovated after a fire. Now the group wants to transform the building into a custodial care facility to offer much needed transitional housing. It would serve men, 18 and older, with substance, mental health and behavioral problems, who have been released to the community by the state Department of Corrections.To do so, it needs special zoning permission.

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In City Stop, Carson Lauds The Brain’s Potential

by Michelle Liu | Dec 9, 2016 1:00 am | Comments (3)

Michelle Liu Photo When Ben Carson — Yale graduate, renowned neurosurgeon and soon-to-be secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) — came to town Thursday evening, the man soon to play a lead role in shaping Connecticut and New Haven’s future said nothing about housing. He did get a letter from New Haveners hoping to hear more in the future.

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