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Connecticut LISC Has New Executive Director

A community investment group that has driven more than $420 million into Connecticut communities, has named a new executive director to lead its expanding economic development agenda and drive new capital into housing, businesses and jobs across the state. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today that James P. Horan will lead LISC’s ...

6.30.2017 -

Coming Home: Old Saybrook’s Ferry Crossing

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 ...

6.15.2017 -

Strategic Revitalization: New Haven’s Starr Street

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.