North Hartford Promise Zone Second Round

Lead Organization: The North Hartford Hartford, Mayor’s Office Promise Zone (NHPZ) encompasses 3.11 square Population: miles and includes the 23,950 neighborhoods of Clay Arsenal, Northeast, and Poverty Rate: Upper Albany. The NHPZ 49.35% has alarmingly high rates of unemployment, violent Unemployment Rate: crime, and food insecurity. 27.44% In addition, the is marked with several Key Partners: blighted commercial and United Way of Central industrial sites. It is also and Northeastern one of the poorest in ; Capital the country. The zone’s Workforce Partners; average per capita income Community Solutions; is $12,099 and only 38.3% residents. As part of these ongoing YMCA; of residents have a high school degree. efforts, the North Hartford Promise Hartford Housing Zone identified the following six goals Authority; CT Center for The North Hartford Promise Zone’s to improve the quality of life and Advanced Technology; sharp socio-economic decline began accelerate revitalization. Village for Children after WWII with the construction of and Families; Hartford Interstate 84 which effectively divided • Create Jobs Police Department; the City in half and isolated the NHPZ Health and Human from the economic activity of the • Increase Economic Activity Services Department; downtown. • Reduce Serious And Violent Crime Hartford Department of • Improve Educational Opportunities Development Services: Under the executive leadership • Improve Health and Wellness Housing Division and of Mayor, the City is Economic Development working in partnership with business, • Improve Home Ownership Division; Metro Hartford foundations, municipal and regional And Rental Housing Assistance Information Services planning organizations, and the Programs (MHIS) City’s own resources to advance neighborhood revitalization and create a safe prosperous future for Contact: Thea Montanez [email protected] “I am committed to making Hartford one of America’s best capital cities. To accomplish this goal, all of our neighborhoods must be vital and healthy.” Pedro E. Segarra, Hartford Mayor

APRIL 2015 www.hud.gov/promisezones