Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (NINA), in partnership with the City of Hartford's Department of Development Service's Housing and Property Management Division, utilized funds from HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to remediate a blighted property at 33 Sargeant Street, Hartford, CT. Located in the historic Victorian neighborhood of Asylum Hill, the property is an NSP success story.
The Asylum Hill neighborhood has historically suffered from chronically low rates of homeownership. For the last two decades, only 9% of its residential units have been owner-occupied. It is also one of Hartford's poorest neighborhoods. According to the 2000 US Census, nearly 71% of the residents of the Sigourney Square District, where NINA focuses its efforts, earned less than $35,000 a year, and almost 30% of those residents paid half or more of their monthly income on rent.
NINA's goal is to provide affordable, owner-occupied homes in the Sigourney Square District of Asylum Hill. NINA acquires blighted properties and rehabilitates them into homes for low- to moderate-income families and individuals. The home at 33 Sargeant Street is a case in point of how NINA and the City of Hartford have utilized NSP funds to remove
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