by Thomas Breen | Apr 26, 2017 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
After spending years interviewing tenants and landlords and reporting on urban evictions, Matthew Desmond reached a conclusion that surprised him: Conventional liberal and conservative explanations that heap blame on everything from deindustrialization to out-of-wedlock childbirth overlook the actual root causes of poverty in this country.
Continue reading ‘A Moral Call To Action On Poverty’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2017 4:02 pm | Comments (33)
The name of the retailer that will occupy the two floors of retail space beneath Yale University’s future grad student housing on Elm Street was so top secret that even the mayor wasn’t told before the big unveiling.
Continue reading ‘L.L. Bean Coming To Elm St.’
by Paul Bass | Apr 21, 2017 3:01 pm | Comments (10)
The man who figured out that thousands of people would love to live in the center of New Haven — then made it possible — is now battling to remain a part of it.
Continue reading ‘Mr. Downtown Fights To Stay Put’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 20, 2017 1:45 pm | Comments (6)
Neighbors in the Dwight Historic District said they don’t want another raucous sorority in their neighborhood. That’s fine by the members of a sorority that is looking to move in: They don’t plan to be raucous.
Continue reading ‘No Welcome Mat For Sorority House’
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (3)
The “ghost house” of Fair Haven Heights, a long empty 1830s potential Greek Revival gem, is on track to becoming a host house, a restored historic structure that will shelter a young, working New Haven family through the labors of love and finance of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.
Yet others like it may well meet the wrecking ball if Community Development Block Grants (DCBG) and similar federal funds that support Habitat are eliminated, as currently called for in the President Trump’s proposed budget.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 10, 2017 1:55 pm | Comments (8)
Another developer is looking to buy a New Haven housing cooperative and then rebuild it, this time in the Hill.
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by Michelle Liu & Paul Bass | Apr 6, 2017 12:31 pm | Comments (7)
Managers of a crumbling government-subsidized housing complex in the Dwight neighborhood are looking for community support to demolish the complex and build 42 new affordable apartments there.
Continue reading ‘Plan Unveiled To Raze, Rebuild Co-ops’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 3, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (5)
New Haven’s top economic development official has promised to help a Grand Avenue homeless shelter find a new home now that the zoning board has denied its request for permission to move to an empty building on an industrial strip around the corner.
Continue reading ‘Shelter Starts Again In Home Search’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2017 5:40 pm | Comments (4)
A historic building that was the original home to United Illuminating could soon be some future downtowner’s actual new home.
Continue reading ‘Historic Temple-Crown Building To Get Upstairs Apartments’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2017 3:56 pm | Comments (5)
D’Mario Parish balanced his cellphone between his shoulder and his ear as he looked at his new hand of cards. Half of his attention was on the phone conversation, the other half on the game of spades before him. The storm outside seemed far away.
Continue reading ‘Storm Passed In Warmth, In Spades’