Maia Nehme
Staff Reporter
Maia Nehme covers housing and homelessness and Latine communities for the News. Originally from Washington, D.C., she is a first-year in Benjamin Franklin College majoring in history.
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Emerson Tenants Union calls for collective bargaining, city action in burst pipe case

At Saturday’s Rally for Safe Living Conditions, the union’s leaders and protesters demanded responses from both their landlord and the city.

PROFILE: Connecticut For All fights inequality statewide 

The coalition — composed of almost 70 labor, community and faith organizations — strives for a more economically just Connecticut.

State Housing Committee advances just cause eviction legislation

The legislation, backed by tenant advocates, is part of a multiyear battle to improve renter protections.

Work Live Ride bill aims to increase housing near transit, reduce sprawl

The legislation failed at the state legislature in 2023. Now, housing coalition Desegregate Connecticut is trying again with an updated bill.

Warming centers reach capacity as temperatures drop

In response to Tuesday’s winter storm, the city’s warming centers underwent emergency protocols to accommodate people beyond capacity constraints. Existing constraints have prompted efforts for new construction and advocacy by local nonprofits.

New Haven Health Department tells community kitchen to pause operations  

Before its operations were suspended, Newhallville fREshSTARTs held the launch event for its fREsh-taurant last Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

‘YOU Have a Dream’ event launches new nonprofit, Newhallville fREshSTARTs

The organization’s founders discussed plans for food recovery and redistribution, as well as programming for local youth and adults at an MLK Day event.

International students make plans for Thanksgiving break

Some international students will explore nearby cities and visit friends and family during the break, while others will remain on campus.

One Good for Another offers secondhand goods to New Haven

The store, which is located at 59 Broadway, is the only consignment shop in the city.

Unidad Latina en Acción hosts annual Día de los Muertos celebration

ULA — a New Haven organization that supports Latine immigrants — dedicated their parade to community members who have recently passed.

PROFILE: Unidad Latina en Acción defends the rights of New Haven’s immigrant community

Unidad Latina en Acción has spent more than two decades pushing for political and legal change for Latines in New Haven. They attend immigration court, lead protests and challenge politicians, inviting conflict along the way.