The ROOF Project is a partnership working to prevent or mitigate the effects of foreclosures on families and communities in South Central Connecticut. It grew out of a collaboration of the City of New Haven, the Yale Law School Community and Economic Development Clinic, and nonprofit agencies, including the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven. With the changing nature of the crisis, we have expanded to partner with member municipalities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments.
ROOF provides essential assistance to homeowners and tenants impacted by the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Because many homeowners and tenants are not aware of the free help available, we focus on outreach and marketing efforts aimed to guide people to the right resources. We inform our approach by gathering and analyzing data for the housing market. In New Haven, ROOF partners and the City of New Haven have also administered the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to turn around vacant, foreclosed properties.
Whether you're a homeowner or tenant in need, a potential partner, a policymaker or advocate, or a researcher trying to learn more about foreclosures in the New Haven region, ROOF can assist you. For general inquiries about ROOF, contact us.
The ROOF Project is housed at the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund.