2015

NNI expands its housing development footprint, joining with Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust to develop a Transit Oriented Design (TOD) property; the first for NNI in Bridgeport.

The Town of Fairfield invites NNI to work with the Town to preserve affordable ownership housing on the former Navy Housing site.

NNI’s Property Management division signs its first consulting client, managing the affordable units in a market rate complex in Norwalk.

NNI’s Tenant Advocate Program (TAP) partners with End Hunger Connecticut! No Kid Hungry Campaign to provide free summer meals to kids 18 and under on the West Side of Stamford.

NNI starts 2015 with more than 450 units of housing in its property management portfolio and 165 units of ownership housing for first time buyers in Stamford, Danbury, and Norwalk.

2014

A new Strategic Plan is adopted that will take NNI to its 50th anniversary in 2017 and into its fifth decade.

Gini’s House construction is completed and all 18 units occupied.  It is a partnership of Liberation Programs, Inc. and New Neighborhoods. NNI will manage the supportive housing property on Elmcrest Terrace in Norwalk and Liberation Programs will provide onsite support services.

NNI’s 7th Champions of Housing lunch honors the men and women of the grassroots Fairfield County Housing Network and Chair of Charter Oak Communities, Courtney Nelthropp.  Dr. Manuel Pastor keynoted with a look at Fairfield County’s future, demographically speaking.

Connecticut Community Development Association presents NNI with its 2014 Award of Excellence for our Marshall Commons complex.

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Marshall Commons is formally dedicated to the late Pat Marshall, a founder and driving force behind New Neighborhoods, Inc.  Her legacy lives on at Marshall Commons and in neighborhoods throughout Stamford and Fairfield County where NNI has a presence.

Construction begins on Gini’s House/Elmcrest Terrace in Norwalk. The 18 unit supportive housing development for women and their children is a partnership between New Neighborhoods, Inc. and Liberation Programs, Inc. NNI is managing the construction (redevelopment of a closed skilled nursing facility) and will manage the property when it’s completed in 2014. Liberation Programs will provide on-site supportive services.

Pobie Johnston is honored as NNI’s 2013 Champions of Housing.

2012

Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association honors New Neighborhoods, Inc.

Governor Dannel Malloy is honored as NNI’s 2012 Champion of Housing.

Marshall Commons – Construction is completed on a 50 unit affordable rental complex in the South End of Stamford. Formerly known as Ludlow Place, the three building development of flats, townhomes and midrise units is renamed in honor of Pat Marshall, a founder and longtime leader of New Neighborhoods, Inc.  Marshall Commons is an example of green, energy efficient Transit Oriented Development (TOD).  10 of the units are set aside for formerly homeless seniors from the community, with on-site support services provided by Stamford First Housing.

2011

Friendship House Apartments (Stamford) – NNI and MHA celebrated the completion of a $24 million upgrade to this 43 year old West Side, Stamford mainstay of affordability, co-own and managed by the two nonprofit developers.

Fair Street (Norwalk) – NNI celebrated the completion and 100% occupancy of its first housing development in Norwalk at 80 Fair Street. The 56 units of workforce housing include 11 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless and at risk veterans and families.

2010

NNI acquires and completes its first property in Norwalk. The new building features 56 units of affordable and supportive rental housing.

2009

Friendship House – With $19 million of construction financing in place, the preservation and rehabilitation of 40-year old Friendship House (121 units) begins!

Samuels Court (Danbury) is completed! All 27-units are at capacity as NNI’s first project outside of Stamford is opened.

2008

Samuels Court (Danbury) – Site preparation is underway on NNI’s first development outside of Stamford is a 27-unit support housing complex, with Alderhouse Residential Communities.

Madison Smith Apartments – The Former Mission/Taylor development was renamed in honor of the late Madison Smith. As the executive director at Neighborhood Housing Services, he was a driving force in the development of this project. Construction on this affordable rental complex on Stamford’s West Side, developed with Neighborhoods Housing Services of Stamford, was completed.

Carwin Park – NNI works with tenant and community organizations, the West Side Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and the Stamford Partnership on upgrading the park, adjacent to NNI’s MLK Jr. Apartments, with water elements and other improvements to create a family friendly urban oasis.

Ludlow Place – NNI acquired a one+ acre site in the South End of Stamford. The site is being prepared for partial demolition and construction on 50 units of new affordable condos for first time owners.

West Side Initiatives – NNI is working as the housing development arm of the West Side Neighborhood Revitalization Zone to identify potential preservation and new development sites and assemblages for affordable ownership and rental housing.

2007

Champions of Housing – NNI celebrated its 40th anniversary as Fairfield County’s oldest active nonprofit housing developer by honoring three individuals who contributed to NNI’s longevity and accomplishments: CT State Treasurer Denise Nappier, First County Bank CEO Richard Taber, and Fairfield County Community Foundation President Susan Ross.

Neighborhoods Excellence Initiative Award–Bank of America singles out NNI for recognition in Stamford. NNI is the recipient of the Bank’s first NEI grants in Fairfield County, receiving $200,000 in general operating funds.

Tenant Advocate Program launched – A full time coordinator, contracted through Family Centers, is connecting residents of NNI managed properties with existing public and private resources and programs in the community that can help them set and achieve goals to improve their own lives and their neighborhoods.

2006

MLK, Jr. Apartments – NNI’s flagship rental property is rededicated following the completion of a top to bottom $11.1 million rehab. The first significant rehabilitation since it was built in 1972 includes major system upgrades for each of the 88 apartments and public spaces.

NNI Affordable Housing Preservation Day – June 3rd proclaimed NNI Affordable Housing Preservation Day in Stamford by Mayoral Proclamation. NNI is cited for its success in “alleviating housing and rental shortages in our community.”

Mission/Taylor LLC– In a joint venture with Neighborhood Housing Services, ground is broken on a 10 unit rental complex for low and moderate income families.

Mission/Taylor becomes the first affordable housing development in Stamford to receive City of Stamford mandated “zoning buyout” equity investment funding directly from a private developer.

2005

MLK Apartments — $11.1 million renovation begins at NNI’s flagship 88-unit rental building.

Franklin Place — Three-bedroom, four townhouse condo development in downtown Stamford is completed and sold to first-time owners earning 50-70% median income.

2004

53 Clinton Avenue — single family rental home in proposed Mill River corridor undergoes renovation.

Friendship House — 121-unit rental building is purchased jointly by NNI and the Mutual Housing Assoc. of SW CT.

Mission/Taylor — NNI entered into joint venture agreement with Neighborhoods Housing Services of Stamford to develop ten new rental units on Stamford’s West Side.

United Way of Stamford recognizes affordable housing as a United Way priority for the first time. It names NNI as a program partner agency.

Dryden Place — NNI began providing property management services for ARI special needs residents at ARI owned 11 Dryden Place.

2003

MLK Apartments — The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments was held at a party thrown by the MLK Tenants Association.

South End Development — NNI began assembling land for future mixed use residential/retail development

Franklin Place — Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for Franklin Place, a 4-unit condominium unit being built by NNI.

2002

Child Development Center – a state-of-the-art Child Development Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments is opened.

South End Development Corporation, New Neighborhoods, CTE, and Mutual Housing Assoc. of SW CT form the SEDC to promote and develop low and moderate ownership and rental housing options and revitalize a neighborhood in South End of Stamford.

NNI Board Director and out-going Chairman Rev. Winton M. Hill, named Stamford’s 2002 Citizen of the Year by the Stamford’s Jewish Veterans of Foreign Wars and an Outstanding Community Leader by the Stamford Advocate.

2001

A Celebration of the Life of Gertrude “Pat” Marshall is held by MLK Tenants Association and New Neighborhoods at the MLK Apartments.

1999

Supported-transitional housing: Working as a consultant to Pacific House, NNI helps to finance and rehabilitate 17 Berkley Place into 10 SRO type units of shelter for the homeless.

1997

Forty-three new and renovated units are opened by NNI
28-unit Atlantic senior rental housing
15-unit Stillwater Heights family rental development

1996

Belltown Manor: Occupancy completed of Belltown Manor, the former school building renovated by NNI into 27 senior citizen rentals.

1992

Waterside Green Condominiums is opened in a successful joint venture with Fairfield 2000 Homes, Inc. with 75 award-winning owner occupied homes.

1991


First modular development: NNI completes its first modular development, the 12-unit River Vista Condominiums adjacent to the Mill River on Clinton Ave.

1986/1987


First-time home buyers: A 28-unit project, the Mill River Townhouses, opens for occupancy for first-time home buyers.

1983


The first condos in Stamford’s South End, NNI completes the 12-unit Elmcroft  Town House Condominiums.

1982


Linden Terrace Condominiums: six units are completed by NNI.

1981


Two new condo complexes completed. Homeowners occupy two new NNI condominiums:
10-unit Linden Place in downtown Stamford and 6-unit Ann Street on the West Side

1980


Ann Street ownership: NNI converts a two-family deteriorated house on Ann Street into 4 2-bedroom homeownership units.

1979


Richmond Hill: Seven dilapidated units transformed by NNI into the attractive Richmond Hill Townhouse condominiums.

1978


42 Ann Street:  The two-family house at 42 Ann Street is purchased by NNI and renovated as homeownership units.

1975


West Side revitalization plan: With community support, NNI  prepares  a comprehensive West Side revitalization plan for Federal financing.

1974/1976


Carwin Park:  Developed by NNI for West Side residents, the park adjacent to NNI’s MLK Jr. Apts. is dedicated in 1976..

1972


Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments: NNI completes its first housing project, the 88 unit Martin Luther King Apartments on Stillwater Avenue and welcomes the first tenants.

1967


New Neighborhoods, Inc. formed by Council of Churches and Synagogues to alleviate Stamford’s critical shortage of affordable housing.