Eddy Wang
Staff Reporter
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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.

Free breakfast cafe opens in downtown

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

City issues report on homelessness

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for New Haven to look at where we are with the issue of homelessness,” Bradley said.

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.

State, local reps propose amendments to affordable housing law

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

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.