Saturday, June 25, 2016

Huntington Street


Huntington Street is in an impoverished (and, unfortunately, high crime) neighborhood on
Hartford's Asylum Hill.  But, there have been investments to stabilize the neighborhood.
Habitat for Humanity has built a row of houses with solar panels on some roofs.


And, NINA (Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance) has built this handsome
Victorian-style house.  I think it is some kind of group home.  NINA is a nonprofit
funded by eight members, like insurance companies, a hospital and a bank.
The floral display in front of the house has NINA's "skyline" mark.

10 comments:

Andy said...

Pretty nice housing. Hope the crime rate goes down.

bill burke said...

Habitat for Humanity does some really great work. Some nice houses there.

Sharon Anck said...

Both of these are very impressive. I agree with Bill, Habitat really does do good things.

Kate said...

It doesn't look like an impoverished neighbourhood to me, if these house are at all typical. From your narrative I imagine this street is an exception. The Victorian style home is a beauty!

William Kendall said...

Hopefully these ventures help the area.

SRQ said...

They're doing a good job stabilizing the neighborhood from the looks of it. Hopefully those living there are invested enough in the community that they will do what they can to prevent it from deteriorating again, including developing a strong partnership policing program to prevent and reduce crime.

RedPat said...

At least there is something being done in the area. Let's hope it works to help the whole neighborhood.

Taken For Granted said...

How good to see the row of Habitat built homes. What a great organization that is. My son and I spent today building on a Habitat project. That Victorian style house is terrific looking.

Bob Crowe said...

Good for Hartford. The house in the second picture is exceptionally handsome. I don't know anything about solar panels and wonder why they are not more common.

jennyfreckles said...

Impoverished seems like a relative term.... The Habitat organisation sounds like a great idea.