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HARTFORD, CONN. (December 8, 2017) – Mayor Luke Bronin has activated a snow parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 10 A.M. on Saturday, December 9th and ending at 10 A.M on Sunday, December 10th.

“At this point we expect that tomorrow’s snow storm will bring between 3 and 6 inches of snow this weekend,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “We expect snowfall to begin around 8 AM and continue throughout the day and into the night.  A parking ban will allow us to get the streets cleared, and it is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots by the start of the parking ban at 10 A.M. on Saturday, December 9th.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban.

Eleven Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within six hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at http://www.hartford.gov/emergency-services. “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots

  • 130 Sisson Ave
  • 2404 Main St
  • 135 Main St
  • 50 Curcombe St
  • 20 Francis Ct
  • 547 Park St
  • 60 Chadwick Ave
  • 45 Evergreen Ave
  • 11 Flower St
  • Sigourney and Homestead
  • Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers

  • Colt Park – Warwarme St Lot                
  • Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot                 
  • Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot          
  • Goodwin Park – Hubbard Ave Lot          
  • Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot    
  • Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
  • Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot
  • Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
  • Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
  • Forster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
  • Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
  • North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
  • Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
  • Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
  • Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford District School Parking Lots

  • For a complete list of schools click HERE

Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/ for more information.


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HARTFORD, CONN (November 27, 2017) –  This morning Mayor Luke Bronin and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Karraine Moody visited a rehabilitated home on Ridgefield Street to highlight a new anti-blight partnership.  The partnership brings together the City’s Housing Preservation Loan Fund (HPLF) and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, along with the support of community organizations and neighbors.  Building on a longstanding HPLF program, the new pilot initiative aims to build public-private partnerships to help fund four additional renovations, specifically for low-income, elderly homeowners who want to age in place but who don’t have the resources to fix up their homes.  

“We’re taking an aggressive, creative approach to removing blight from our neighborhoods, using every tool we’ve got, and we’re focusing on both residential and commercial properties all around Hartford,” said Mayor Bronin.  “The partnership that got the Daniels’ home on Ridgefield fixed up is a perfect example of what we’re trying to do, and I want to thank all of the partners, including Janice Flemming-Butler, who helped bring Habitat to the table.  Our blight team has launched the ‘One Block, One NRZ’ program, working in partnership with neighborhood groups to identify priority rehab projects, and our Economic Development team is pushing hard to tackle larger industrial and commercial blight throughout the City.  This is about building stronger neighborhoods.” 

The Housing Preservation Loan Fund is one of the City’s oldest and most successful programs, and by partnering with Habitat for Humanity and hopefully other organizations, more elderly homeowners will have the resources to make long-overdue improvements to their homes.  We are still accepting applications for this fiscal year, and I urge residents who have home improvement needs to contact us to see if they are eligible for funding.” 

“Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is pleased to partner with the City of Hartford to support our most vulnerable residents,” said Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Karraine Moody.  “Our affiliate adopted a multi-tiered neighborhood revitalization program in 2014 which includes new construction, full house renovation of blighted properties, and critical home repair.  So, this partnership with the City of Hartford and the Voices of Women of Color aligns with our expanded mission. It is worth noting that this partnership was initiated by a concerned citizen, Janice Flemming-Butler and was launched through a community landscape and clean-up day.  We encourage Hartford citizens to engage your city, nonprofits, and community groups to bring change.”

“As a resident of Ridgefield Street, I am grateful to Mayor Bronin and Habitat for Humanity for partnering to fix up a property that was blighted for so many years,” said Janice Flemming-Butler, founder of Voices of Women of Color, who reached out to the City and to Habitat for Humanity after seeing the porch of the home collapse.  “I hope that the success here will spur more private-sector and non-profit partners to get involved in the Housing Preservation Loan Fund Program and help more elderly Hartford residents stay in their homes.”

For more than 25 years, the HPLF has helped low and middle-income residents repair their properties, remediating blight and environmental hazards, and generally improving the condition of homes.  The rehabilitation on Ridgefield Street was the first time the City partnered with a non-profit partner, in this case Habitat for Humanity, as part of the HPLF Program.  

By partnering with Habitat for Humanity and others, the City will be able to leverage its funding to help more homeowners.  For 145 Ridgefield Street, Habitat for Humanity and the HPLF provided approximately $60,000 in total for renovations.

The HPLF Program provides zero or low-interest rate loans, and it is targeted at homeowners who make 80% or less of Area Median Income.  Over the last three full fiscal years, the HPLF Program has spent approximately $700,000 annually, and individual loans averaged approximately $22,700.  More than seventy percent of contractors who work on homes receiving funding from the HPLF Program are local or minority-owned firms.  The HPLF program currently funds approximately thirty-five renovations a year, with resources drawn from revolving loans as well as grants from the federal Community Development Block Grant.  The program has zero cost to City taxpayers, and does not receive funding from the City’s General Fund.  

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HARTFORD, CONN (October 12, 2017) – Today, the City of Hartford, the Hartford Youth Service Corps (YSC), and its community partners kicked off the second year of the YSC.  The kickoff was held at a playground on Bellevue Street currently being constructed by YSC members, one of more than 400 community-based service learning projects YSC members have participated in during the program’s first year.  Overall, more than 200 Corps members have participated in more than 85,000 hours of paid service projects in the Hartford community.  Our Piece of the Pie is the City’s implementing partner and organizes YSC programming.

“Creating the Hartford Youth Service Corps was a personal priority for me from day one, and through the Youth Service Corps we’ve been able to give more than two hundred young people the chance to earn a paycheck, contribute to their community, and put themselves on a path to education or employment, no matter what mistakes they’ve made in the past,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We’ve been able to fund this program entirely with private contributions, and I’m so grateful to the funders who stepped up last year and again this year to make the Youth Service Corps possible.  We should all be proud of the hundreds of young men and women who’ve made the choice and the commitment to work with the Youth Service Corps, to improve their City, and to set their personal aspirations higher.”

The YSC creates a part-time, year-round employment opportunity for young people ages 16 – 24.  It is designed to give structure, coaching, and paid work experience to young people who face significant challenges including involvement with the criminal justice system, chronic absenteeism or failure to obtain a high school diploma, involvement in gangs, homelessness, and foster care.  During the first year of the YSC, members have done a variety of projects including shoveling snow for seniors and disabled residents, cleaning up many of Hartford’s parks, working with young students in after-school programs, and supporting a variety of non-profits in their work.

Last year, Mayor Bronin raised $2.2 million and this year he raised $2.5 million for the YSC.  Funders include: Barbara Dalio and the Dalio Foundation, the Travelers Foundation, the Newman’s Own Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, The Hartford, the Aetna Foundation, and Key Bank.

“OPP is excited to officially kick off the Youth Service Corps’ second year, which is backed by the vision and support of Mayor Bronin and our many generous partners,” said Hector Rivera, Chief Operating Officer at Our Piece of the Pie.  “We’ll continue to engage more than 200 of Hartford’s most in-need youth, helping them develop a good work ethic and aiming them towards long-term success, all while building up their ownership and pride in our community.”

“We are thrilled by the Hartford Youth Service Corps’ accomplishments realized through teamwork,” said Barbara Dalio of the Dalio Foundation.  “Young people have worked hard to make a difference for their community while gaining valuable experience and skills in pursuit of their goals.  They are inspirational examples for us all.  We are proud to support them.”    

“The Hartford Youth Service Corps is a unique program, providing opportunities not only for those involved but also for the city, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said Erin Haberman, Senior Program Officer of the Travelers Foundation.  “The initiative is contributing to the vitality of our neighborhoods and helping participants build necessary skills for full-time employment.” 

“Supporting the Hartford Youth Service Corps is a natural extension of the Newman’s Own Foundation’s commitment to empower people and communities, as we continue Paul Newman’s legacy of giving and creating opportunities,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “The Hartford Youth Service Corps is a very special way to engage city youth in employment, while at the same time providing experiences and support for their continued development as productive and contributing members of society. We’re pleased to see the success of the program so far, and we’re hopeful that it will be a model for other cities nationally."

“We are excited by the positive influence Hartford's Youth Services Corps has had in empowering young adults through service opportunities that benefit our neighborhoods,” said Diane Cantello, vice president of corporate sustainability at The Hartford. “The Hartford is committed to building safe, strong, and successful communities, and having members of the Hartford Youth Services Corps prevail is important to that mission.”





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