• [Excerpt from article by Esteban L Hernandez.]  NEW HAVEN — A recent report on the state of hunger in the city is providing the groundwork for how various local agencies and institutions can address food insecurity, which is disproportionally affecting minority residents. “The State of Hunger in New Haven,” a report published jointly by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement and the New Haven Food Policy Council outlines numerous food insecurity concerns for residents across the state’s second-largest city… Read More

  • New Haven to Hartford train fare lowered

    Yale Daily News    October 31, 2017

    [Excerpt from Yale Daily News article] “When the CTrail Hartford Line launches, it will be a game-changer for the state,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in an Oct. 23 statement. “It will position Connecticut as a more attractive place for new business investment, provide transit options for our current residents and will attract new residents who don’t want to be automobile dependent.”… Read More

  • Evacuees from Puerto Rico struggle to find housing

    New Haven Register / Planning.org    October 27, 2017

    [Excerpt from New Haven Register]  "When Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean on Sept. 20 , many residents, suddenly homeless, fled to find refuge with family and friends on the mainland. With 24,000 residents who identify as of Puerto Rican origin -- 19 percent of the population, according to DataHaven -- New Haven became one of the many destinations for those displaced, putting stress on the public and subsidized housing stock in the city." … Read More

  • [Excerpt from Hartford Courant news article by Rebecca Lurye] "Average owner-occupied home values increased from $270,900 to $274,600 last year. That’s up 1.37 percent compared to 5.3 percent nationwide. The percentage of families living below the poverty level — $24,250 for a family of four — fell from 8 percent to 6.8 percent of the population last year. Nationwide, about 10 percent of families live in poverty.… Read More

  • Elm City growth exception to CT slow growth

    by Mark Abraham    September 18, 2017

    [Excerpt from full news article] Updated population projections released by the Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut predicted slow growth overall, but with interior cities such as New Haven experiencing comparatively faster growth.… Read More

  • The Hub of the Wheel

    The New Journal at Yale    September 10, 2017

    [Excerpt] “Transportation is a civil rights issue,” Mayor Toni Harp announced at a public meeting in January 2014. “It’s an economic development issue. It’s a jobs issue.” The data agrees.… Read More

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