by Paul Bass | Oct 1, 2015 12:42 pm | Comments (13)
Two days after families at Church Street South received mixed signals about whether they’ll be able to move—and when—officials sought to reassure the public that plans are in place. Or will be soon.
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2015 12:14 am | Comments (5)
Families who have been, or will be, displaced from Church Street South for health reasons will be moved first, and then everybody else.
Officials don’t know how long it will take to get the 200-plus families moved out who are still living in the apartment complex, but when they leave, they won’t be coming back. And the entire complex will be demolished.
by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Sep 24, 2015 11:37 pm | Comments (10)
The previously faceless officials determining the fates of 288 families from the crumbling Church Street South apartment complex showed up in person Thursday night to declare that safe new housing is on the way, though key details remained sketchy.
by Paul Bass | Sep 21, 2015 5:09 pm | Comments (29)
A developer would pay the city $1.25 million for land in the Hill where he hopes to build 140 apartments as well as stores and offices, according to an agreement that comes before the Board of Alders Monday night.
by Paul Bass | Sep 18, 2015 5:18 pm | Comments (4)
The word got out fast—New Haven’s clearing out the Church Street South apartment complex. And landlords lined up to offer tenants new homes.
by Paul Bass & Aliyya Swaby | Sep 16, 2015 4:15 pm | Comments (18)
A community that existed for nearly a half-century will soon disappear, as officials announced plans Wednesday to move all families out of the Church Street South housing complex and probably demolish it.
For tenants like Pablo Batista, that can’t happen soon enough.
by Paul Bass | Sep 16, 2015 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
Another nine Church Street South families were sent to hotels Tuesday after city Building Official Jim Turcio closed down their apartments.
by Paul Bass | Sep 10, 2015 6:02 pm | Comments (10)
The owner of the crumbling Church Street South housing complex asked New Haven’s housing authority to take charge of finding new homes for up to 50 families—and received a yes in principle.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 10, 2015 7:13 am | Comments (2)
Tahis Caraballo returned to her condemned Church Street South apartment a few days ago and found clothes in her children’s bedrooms tossed on the floor and the beds propped on their sides.
by Aliyya Swaby & Paul Bass | Sep 3, 2015 5:58 pm | Comments (8)
Erika Lorenzana watched her bathroom walls and ceiling crumble to the touch and reveal a severe mold infestation—moments after contractors supposedly finished repairing them.
As a result, a possible breakthrough emerged hours later in the festering and fast-moving housing crisis at the Church Street South housing complex.