Alders finalize HUD grant allocations

April 17, 2015
Low-income residents and families could soon see more housing options, thanks to decisions made at the Board of Alders’ joint community development and human services committee Thursday evening.

Malloy seeks funding to reduce school arrests

April 9, 2015
Amidst proposed cuts in certain adult education and summer school programs, Gov. Dannel Malloy is looking to expand funding for the School-Based Diversion Initiative, a program that has reduced in-school arrests by linking students to community-based services.

CT’s black and Hispanic prison populations drop

March 31, 2015
Connecticut’s African-American and Hispanic prison populations have decreased significantly more than the state’s white prison population in the last seven years, according to a report released last Thursday.

Free breakfast cafe opens in downtown

March 24, 2015
Sunrise Café, the newest addition to New Haven’s breakfast scene, has a unique business model: It’s free.

State completes first homeless youth count

February 27, 2015
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is gathering and sorting through an estimated 11,000 surveys from the first statewide homeless youth count, which ended last Wednesday.

Annual homeless count collects new data

February 20, 2015
Volunteers dispersed across Connecticut on Wednesday night to survey the homeless for the annual Point-in-Time Count, a nationwide homeless survey that is mandatory for communities applying for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

State, local reps propose amendments to affordable housing law

February 6, 2015
During a public hearing that ran for longer than four hours Thursday evening, 14 state and local representatives and 33 Connecticut residents stepped up to the podium to debate proposed bills amending a current affordable housing law.

City awarded housing funding for homeless

January 27, 2015
Three New Haven homeless assistance organizations plan to use funding awarded by the state last week to continue providing housing subsidies and supportive services for the homeless.

City officials optimistic about new LCI director

January 22, 2015
After a transitional period for the Livable City Initiative, which saw the departure of its leader and discussions of renaming the agency, city leaders say they are optimistic that the new anti-blight director will steer the agency carefully.

Q House project at standstill

January 15, 2015
Four months have passed since the unveiling of a preliminary blueprint for the new Dixwell Q House, but community leaders and city officials have made little headway on the project.

Access Health CT expands enrollment assistance

December 5, 2014
The Connecticut public health insurance marketplace expanded its in-person assistance presence in time for the second open enrollment cycle, which is currently in its third week.

Lou Lou boutique makes foray into Elm City

November 20, 2014
Slated to open on Dec. 1, jewelry and accessories store Lou Lou Boutiques is hoping to carve its place among several other boutique shops on Chapel Street and the Broadway Shopping District.