by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 24, 2015 9:56 am | Comments (26)
Executive Director Karen DuBois-Walton had her contract extended with no pay increase, and other employees are being offered early-retirement incentives, as the city’s housing authority braces for a $7 million reduction in funding and a more restraining hand from the federal government on how it manages its programs.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 19, 2015 5:20 pm | Comments (12)
If you’ve ever been stopped at the long light at the intersection of Winchester and Bassett in Newhallville, you likely noticed a yellow house that was once so blighted that it hurt to look at it.
by Paul Bass | Jul 17, 2015 3:49 pm | Comments (11)
City Hall has changed the way it pays to help house the homeless — cutting $129,725 from the money it gives one agency, while enlisting three other agencies to try new ideas.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 16, 2015 1:49 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Densmore said he knows homeless people who don’t feel comfortable with the long lines and crowds at soup kitchens, who are more likely to show up when the city is handing out food on the Green.
by Staff | Jul 2, 2015 2:49 pm | Comments (2)
As New Haven enters a new phase of tackling homelessness, three people on the front lines charted the way.
by Paul Bass | Jun 25, 2015 5:53 pm | Comments (36)
No, this isn’t Brooklyn.
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2015 7:54 am | Comments (2)
From the street, the rescue of Dwight Gardens appears as stalled as ever. Inside New Haven’s Building Department, it has the green light, finally, to restart.
by David Sepulveda | Jun 14, 2015 8:21 pm | Comments (3)
Flanked by her two sons, Jabril and Nasrullah Bell, Kym McKoy stood on the porch of her gleaming new home on Lilac Street in Newhallville, preparing to cut a ceremonial ribbon before a large crowd that had just toured the home.
“I left Newhallville 25 years ago, and I decided to come back,” she said. “Not because my mother lives next door, but because I wanted to come back.”
by Allan Appel | May 27, 2015 4:10 pm | Comments (3)
Count ‘em: 40 wooden exterior windows on an 1895 house — forget new aluminum ones and the ugly sash running across them — have been lovingly restored.
by Mary Buchanan & Mark Abraham | May 22, 2015 12:02 pm | Comments (9)
A working paper from the University of Minnesota takes a new approach in explaining rising levels of neighborhood inequality by highlighting the relative isolation of affluent, white households in 15 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.