Elm City Communities

Shenae Draughn, Interim President
360 Orange Street
New Haven, CT
(203) 498-8800
(203) 497-9259
MTW Agency

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 1650
Vouchers 5562
Total Units 7212

Latest News

2.24.21 Members Making News
From Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton's op-ed in The CT Mirror: We know the numbers.  The need is clear. Connecticut, like the nation, has been in the midst of a housing crisis –a crisis that predates the COVID-19 pandemic but has been exacerbated by it. ... At Elm...
2.9.21 Awards/Grants, Press Release
Grants will help PHA residents with immediate and locally defined needs exacerbated by COVID-19    Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2021) -- The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its COVID Resident Support Grants. The...
1.13.21 Members Making News
From WSHU Public Radio: Housing advocates broke ground on a 20-bed temporary shelter for homeless youth in New Haven, Connecticut. The $4 million project will be the first student-run overnight program in Connecticut. The student leadership development group Y2Y will operate the facility,...
12.16.20 Members Making News
From The 74: Seeing how 2020 has become the year of highly unlikely events actually happening, Karen DuBois-Walton, president of the Housing Authority of New Haven in Connecticut, would like to put one more on the table: school integration. After all, she notes, protests following the police...
10.21.20 Members Making News
Congratulations to CLPHA members Elm City Communities (the Housing Authority of New Haven) and INLIVIAN (the Charlotte Housing Authority) for being selected as inaugural members of The Bridges Collaborative, a nationwide initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in education....
9.2.20 Research, CLPHA Member Update
Children across the country begin a new school year like no other where most of the time spent on instruction will be online learning. For children of residents of public and affordable housing, virtual schooling presents an additional set of challenges. A new report from the Public and Affordable...
3.4.20 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
On February 27, HUD announced $36 million in funding awards to public housing authorities and other grantees through the agency’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency-Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC). The awards will allow grantees to hire or retain service coordinators who help...
2.20.20 Members Making News
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool,...
2.19.20 Members Making News
From the New Haven Independent: Over 100 public-housing tenants are receiving two years of free internet service and free tablets in return for a promise — to attend classes on how to use them to improve their lives. That transaction unfolded Wednesday evening at an event at the Cornell Scott...
2.5.20 Members Making News
From the New Haven Independent: Fifteen-year-old Curtisy McGill is taking a course called Intro to Manufacturing at Hillhouse High. She has an inspiring teacher, who told her that plumbers get paid very well. Curtisy has already become the the go-to fix-it person in her family, specializing in...

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