Maggie Grether
Staff Reporter
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New Haven Public Schools expect increase in student homelessness

With the Connecticut Department of Education predicting a 25 percent rise in student homelessness across the state, NHPS officials point to rising evictions and lack of affordable housing as causes.

New Haven’s unhoused population endures a winter with decreased shelter capacity

As waitlists for shelter beds grow, people experiencing homelessness turn to warming centers and tent cities as alternative means of surviving the cold.

Advocates at State Capitol call to cap rent increases at 2.5 percent

As hearings commenced for two pieces of legislation supporting rent caps in the Connecticut State Senate and House, tenant union advocates claimed that politicians bent rules to limit testimony in favor.

Activists demand increased protections for New Haven tent cities

The activist group U-ACT is calling for an end to evictions from encampments on public land without an immediate alternative housing plan. The city says that’s a promise they cannot fulfill.

Volunteers canvass for rent caps in Fair Haven

As part of the recently-launched Cap the Rent campaign, canvassers looked to generate support for a proposed rent cap ahead of the bill’s public hearing in Hartford.

Lawmakers propose bills to protect Connecticut tenants unions

Amid an increase in tenants unions across the state, lawmakers have begun drafting bills to help unions gain protection and government recognition.

New Haveners mourn Tyre Nichols, challenge police violence

Rally attendees engaged in speeches, chants and poetry while decrying police violence and advocating for reforms.

City leaders hope to alleviate affordable housing crisis in 2023

With a shortage of housing units and skyrocketing prices, New Haveners currently face an affordable housing crisis.

Families celebrate MLK Day with dance, music and storytelling at the New Haven Museum

Sunday’s event was part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration and marked the first in-person celebration since the beginning of the pandemic.

New ordinance updates language in New Haven laws concerning people with disabilities

The ordinance, submitted by Disability Services director Gretchen Knauff, replaces terms like “handicapped person” with “person with a disability” in city laws.

Mavi finds solace in laughter on sophomore album

As an undergraduate student in 2018, the rapper Mavi helped organize a week-long takeover of Howard University’s main administrative building. During the sit-in sparked by […]