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Strategy Meeting to Fight Blighted Housing in our Neighborhood.
Please join CSNA’s Economic Development group for a special meeting with Eric Johnson (Director of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative) and Laurie Lopez (LCI Neighborhood Specialist for Fair Haven)..
Many members of CSNA have become concerned about blighted housing in our neighborhood. We live here because we love the area, and we want to keep it strong and beautiful. However, there are a number of abandoned houses that have attracted vandalism and squatters and crime. Often these houses were foreclosed upon and then reverted to government agencies or banks that sit on the property for months, sometimes years, even when there are local residents who are interested in buying them. This is harmful for adjacent home owners and ultimately to the entire neighborhood. While some of us are concerned about particular problem houses, the purpose of this meeting is to develop a larger strategy to fight blight and ultimately prevent it in the first place. Please join us for this important discussion.