They won’t all be in new homes by Thanksgiving—but all of the families fleeing the crumbling Church Street South apartment complex will have the right to take their government subsidies wherever they’d like.
Who gets to park or build where? And who gets to decide?
Those broad questions about New Haven’s building boom—with the city’s main political power bases on different sides—are tucked into three legalistic land-use proposals headed for the Board of Alders following yes votes from a city commission.
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The head of the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus vowed to monitor the future of affordable housing at Church Street South, while Connecticut’s two U.S. senators said they’re open to the idea of Congressional hearings into why a federal housing agency allowed a crisis to develop there.
When a Boston not-for-profit this week suggested buying and perhaps preserving the troubled Church Street South apartment complex, critics from many corners called tearing it all down instead. It turns out that a third, hybrid option may make the most sense.