Three resident-driven documentary films focusing on Hartford, New Haven, and the Lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut were produced by Purple States and DataHaven, and released in January 2021. The films reveal stark differences in life expectancy between neighborhoods and highlight issues such as the opioid crisis, access to healthy food, and heart disease.
January 24, 2021
Videos and Films Local Data Analysis About the Project
January 15, 2021
Report on access to homeownership in Greater New Haven, authored by Camille Seaberry (DataHaven) and commissioned by the Greater New Haven NAACP. Published May 2018.
December 22, 2020
This report was released in December 2020. From the Introduction / About the Report page (page 4): The Connecticut Department of Housing, together with Regional Plan Association and partners across the state, have worked together to create this guidebook to help municipalities develop their local affordable housing plans, as required by state statute § 8-30j. While § 8-30j requires all towns to create an affordable housing plan by spring 2022, it doesn’t specify what should be included, leaving many local communities with questions, like:
December 17, 2020
This is a summary of press coverage surrounding the release of results from the 2020 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey COVID-19 Response Wave. Click here for the September 16th press release, background information, and data files.
November 17, 2020
[Excerpt from feature article by Theresa Sullivan Barger, Connecticut Health Investigative Team, appearing in the CT Mirror and elsewhere]: "The nation’s food bank system, created to provide emergency food assistance, fills a chronic need. Still, it may be perpetuating obesity among those facing hunger, concludes a new report by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The jump in demand for food caused by the pandemic’s economic fallout amplifies the challenges facing those who serve the hungry.
November 08, 2020