by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2017 4:03 pm | Comments (16)
Despite a determined effort to sell off the vacant former Strong School in Fair Haven, the city is back where it started six years ago, unsure what to do with a deteriorating, century-old building.
Continue reading ‘Strong School Housing Plan Shot Down’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 16, 2017 7:38 am | Comments (14)
A plan to turn a vacant former factory site in Newhallville into a complex with nearly 400 apartments cleared a regulatory hurdle with the help of supportive neighbors.
Continue reading ‘Housing Plan Advances At Ex-Factory Site’
by Paul Bass | Nov 10, 2017 4:31 pm | Comments (33)
A new owner has almost finished clearing out one of downtown’s last rooming houses, but some city alders are looking to stop him from converting the place into a luxury “boutique” hotel.
Continue reading ‘Moratorium Sought To Protect SROs’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 9, 2017 2:58 pm | Comments (8)
Melissa Phillips gets to stay in her Newhallville apartment. But thanks to a landmark court ruling about the rights of canine and human tenants, “Mellow” has to go.
Continue reading ‘Man Evicts Dog’
by Wendy Hamilton | Nov 9, 2017 1:32 pm | Comments (7)
New Haven activist Wendy Hamilton wrote this previous article detailing her efforts to help a homeless man named MC find housing. The following article is an update on those efforts as the cold weather arrives.
Continue reading ‘MC’s Still Out In The Cold’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 2, 2017 7:04 am | Comments (19)
Cold, rain and a last-minute revocation of their ability to march on the street didn’t keep nearly 200 homeless New Haveners and their allies from rallying for more housing and the decriminalization of homelessness.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Take To The Streets’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 27, 2017 12:11 pm | Comments (22)
An army of city inspectors came upon a two-family Winchester Avenue home with a compromised roof, exposed wiring and hanging gutters and proceeded to condemn it.
Now they have to figure out how that same building passed inspection — and how they can stop others homes in New Haven from sinking to that condition.
Continue reading ‘“Clean Sweep” Smokes Out Slumlords’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 26, 2017 12:43 pm | Comments (15)
The city is making a second effort to secure $30 million in federal money to rebuild the crumbling Church Street South project — this time to redevelop two other nearby locations as well.
Continue reading ‘City Broadens Scope Of $30M Fed Request’
by Allan Appel | Oct 25, 2017 11:39 am | Comments (2)
They celebrated buying, rehabilitating, and selling scores of homes to first-time homeowners and in the process revitalizing a stretch of Newhallville that many had given up on.
Not on the agenda but very much part of the event was also celebration of the return to action of the man who has lead that effort for decades: founder and executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services, who has returned from a life-threatening stroke to be the very model of optimism and resiliency.
Continue reading ‘Visionary Returns, Feted’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 24, 2017 7:03 am | Comments (21)
With a plan to renovate a shuttered Goatville printing plant, a fast-growing New Haven real estate company is betting that New Haven’s housing boom is ready for condominiums, not just high-end rental apartments.
Continue reading ‘Plan For Ex-Factory Breaks Condo Barrier’