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  • Hartford Foundation equity report by DataHaven

    DataHaven's Hartford Foundation 2023 Equity Profile Highlights Region's Challenges and Opportunities

    DataHaven’s Hartford Foundation 2023 Equity Profile Highlights Region’s Challenges and Opportunities

    November 27, 2023

  • New Haven's latest effort to close digital divide will help residents sign up for low-cost internet

    [Excerpt from New Haven Register article by Elizabeth Moore, 10/5/23] NEW HAVEN — The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on a digital divide in New Haven, but the divide existed before then — and it continues to exist. Now, New Haven will provide more tools to help close that divide with a $250,000 federal grant.

    October 05, 2023

  • To address mental health issues, Hartford offers free access to app

    [Excerpt of article by Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 9/27/23] All Hartford residents, students, and employees will soon have access to a free one-year subscription for a mental health app to help address what officials say is a rise in anxiety and depression in the city. A new partnership with the mental health app, Headspace, and West Hartford’s wellness nonprofit, Copper Beech Institute will offer personalized content recommendations, everyday mindfulness and meditation activities, mental health tips, and information.

    September 27, 2023

  • Long-vacant blighted historic home gets a makeover through Hartford Land Bank

    [Excerpt of feature article by Stephen Underwood, September 21, 2023] The Hartford Land Bank is a nonprofit organization that acquires vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent or distressed properties in Hartford and redevelops them by teaming up with local developers. The nonprofit group works with dozens of local developers just like Salazar that are invested in the city, according to Arunan Arulampalam, Land Bank CEO. [....]

    September 21, 2023

  • Join the Advisory Council for DataHaven's statewide survey - participant incentives available

    The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey completed live, in-depth interviews with over 45,000 randomly-selected adults in every town in Connecticut in recent years, producing robust local-level information (such as data included in the Town Equity Reports) on the issues that are most relevant to community well-being. This survey has been supported by over 100 public and private partners throughout Connecticut, and will be fielded again beginning in early 2024.

    September 19, 2023

  • United Way: A family of four needs $126,000 a year to survive in CT

    [Excerpt from CT Mirror feature article by Keith M. Phaneuf published 9/19/23, which also appeared in print newspapers throughout the state] According to the Federal Poverty Level, a metric with roots going back 60 years, a family of four is impoverished this year if it earns $30,000 or less. But a new analysis Tuesday from the United Way of Connecticut shows the true gap here is more than four times that level — and heading in the wrong direction.

    September 19, 2023