WHAT: Press Conference announcing a new partnership to improve opportunities for urban homebuyers.
WHO: The leadership and members of the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP along with the leadership of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Doris J. Dumas – President, Greater New Haven branch of NAACP
William W. Ginsberg – President & CEO, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Bridgette Russell – Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Honorable Toni Harp – Mayor of New Haven
Recent Loan Recipients, The Community Impact Mortgage Program
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: NAACP Greater New Haven Branch Office, 545 Whalley Ave, New Haven, Conn. 06511
WHY: Homeownership for Greater New Haven’s urban residents in lower income brackets is exceedingly difficult given the high cost of living and unaffordable housing options in the region. In New Haven, which ranks high among cities with the widest gaps in income and has some of the highest housing costs, housing choices are disproportionately limited for minority groups (Black, Latino, single-parent households, households with disabilities). This no-interest loan program aims to reduce a common barrier to homeownership.
The COMMUNITY Foundation for Greater New Haven