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Lauren Ashe, executive director of HOPE Partnership, says that residents in towns like Old Saybrook often don’t realize there is a need for affordable housing. A local church formed HOPE after seeing that children in its homework club, who were living in motels, had to move into tents because of skyrocketing summer prices in ...
Jim Paley, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, says their Starr Street investments in Newhallville have exceeded expectations. Their comprehensive development strategy involves renovating clusters of blighted houses simultaneously, in targeted neighborhoods. This maximizes the impact by stimulating private investment, increasing homeownership rates and strengthening the market.
Ross Burkhardt, executive director of New Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI) recalls this as one of the first sites he considered for affordable housing, but it required years of complex real estate negotiations.