Alders finalize HUD grant allocations
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
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
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.
State completes first homeless youth count
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
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.
City awarded housing funding for homeless
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
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
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
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
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.