Mayor Toni Harp has called upon the residents of New Haven and New Haven's community partners to build a comprehensive City Transformation Plan. This plan aims to expand economic opportunity for residents, position New Haven's children for lifelong success, and create safe, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods. This process builds on the work we did in Fall 2014 for the federal Promise Zone designation, which brought together 67 organizations, community partners, and city agencies to target the eight sectors listed below.
The City Transformation Plan aligns the efforts of the city's many agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community partners under three core themes: coordination and integration, equity, and continued learning.
Over the next five years, the CTP sets a course to guide the policies, practices, and changes we will make to transform New Haven into an equitable, inclusive, and safe city.
Coordination and integration of supports and services
There will be "no wrong door" for any resident seeking support. The CTP will ensure that New Haven has an integrated, wraparound care process capable of assessing a resident's needs and connecting the resident to services in all eight sectors.
While working for change in all neighborhoods in the City of New Haven, the CTP will also target areas within the City that have fewer opportunities and amenities that are chronic "hot spots" for many problems that make it very difficult for individuals, families, and neighborhoods to thrive.
Continued learning and improvement
The CTP will offer strategies in all sectors that are informed by available evidence. The CTP will foster continued improvement by disseminating best practices, enabling the constant sharing and revising of tools, and holding providers accountable through the creation and distribution of program-specific and collective data dashboards.