The Heights

Sewer Authority On New Foreclosure Tear

by Christopher Peak | Jul 17, 2017 11:10 am | Comments (41)

Christopher Peak PhotoThe sewer authority attached a foreclosure sign to the chain-link fence outside Destiny Roldan’s white, two-story house in Fair Haven Heights. In block letters, it announced an upcoming auction to sell the $150,100 home to recoup her unpaid bills — which totaled just $3,436.

The scheduled foreclosure sale was part of the sewer utility’s latest wave of threatened property grabs, in an attempt to recoup debts that are worth a fraction of the homes’ value.

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“Ghost House” Might Become “Host House”

by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoThe “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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