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East Haven Community Development
Department of Urban Renewal

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Phone: 203–468–3286 Fax: 203–468–3916
Staff: Francine Gaglione, Secretary

Summer Youth Employment

The Town of East Haven is accepts applications for summer youth employment for those aged 14 – 21. Please stop by the Office of Urban Renewal & Community Development in Town Hall to pick up your application. Employment begins July 1, so please hand in completed applications to our office no later than one week prior to that date.


Any blight related complaints should be directed to the Office of Urban Renewal. From there it will be forwarded to the proper department for investigation. You may file a complaint by calling our office at (203) 468–3286 or filling out a Blight Report Form and delivering it to our office. Please note that you do not have to report your own name and address if you do not wish to disclose that information.

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

The Town of East Haven participates in a competitive application process annually for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Small Cities (defined as having a population under 50,000). For the past several years the Town has been awarded CDBG funds which have been used for our Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program, designed to aid low– and moderate–income persons. Families with an income of 80% of the area median income or less are eligible for an interest–free loan for home repair and renovation that is paid back upon transfer of title. For more detailed information on this program please read the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Information packet.

Homeowners: If you would like to apply, you can print, fill out, and mail in an application, or stop by the Urban Renewal and Community Development Office in Town Hall to apply in person.

Contractors: If you would like to participate in East Haven’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, you must have the following:
• Home improvement license from the State of Connecticut
• Full liability and workers’ compensation licenses
• All proper building permits
• As of April 22, 2010, any renovations made to houses built prior to 1978 need to be done by Lead Certified Firms using Lead Certified Renovators. Please review this handout from ChemScope regarding the Lead Renovator, Repair, & Painting (RRP) Rule.
If you have any further questions about the housing rehabilitation process, please contact the Town’s Construction Manager, Mike Harris at (203) 573–1188 x210 or East Haven’s Community Development Coordinator, (203) 468–3286.

Small Cities Program Information

Funding for the Connecticut CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary focus of the CDBG program is to benefit low and moderate income persons. Since the state took over the administration of the CDBG program in 1982, over $298 million has been invested in Connecticut communities. For more information about the CDBG, please visit the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) website.

LAMPP Lead Abatement Project

The Connecticut LAMPP (Lead Action for Medicaid Primary Prevention) is a HUD financed early intervention and prevention program that provides funding and education to private property owners to make homes and apartments lead safe. The goal of the project is to protect children before they get lead poisoned, intervene at lower blood lead levels, and prevent exposure to children who will move into the same housing in the future.

LAMPP Project Eligibility Requirements:
• Privately owned housing built prior to 1978
• Occupant income less than 80% of area median income
• Owner occupied property with child under six in residence or spending significant time in property (e.g., six hours a week, ten weeks a year)
• Rental properties rent equal to or less than fair market rent established by HUD Section 8 guidelines, with or without children in residence

Follow these links for more information:
LAMPP Project Overview
Information for: Property Owners and Tenants
More Lead Safety Resources on the web.

Regional Rides Program & Dial–A–Ride

East Haven has made steps to improve its transportation options for Seniors and the Disabled. In conjunction with the Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD) and South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), East Haven and other area towns have collaborated with the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation on a grant to establish the Regional Rides Program and Dial–A–Ride, designed to aid Seniors and Disabled persons in need of transportation. For further program information, please visit or call the GNHTD at (203) 288–6643.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Thanks to the Greater New Haven United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Program, East Haven families are eligible to receive assistance in the form of Emergency Food Vouchers, Utilities Assistance, and Emergency Shelter. To apply for assistance, please contact the East Haven Department of Social Services.

Urban Renewal Agency

Urban Renewal Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of every month
at 7:00 p.m. in the Mario Giaimo Conference Room, Lower Level, Town Hall.

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East Haven’s Fair Housing Policy, Affirmative Action Policy and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

For more information on rules, laws and regulations regarding fair housing you may visit: Connecticut Fair Housing Center or Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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