News Archive

August Community Gathering Focuses on Food Insecurity

August 3, 2023 - It was a lively evening of food, information and discussion at the Woodruff Family YMCA, where the Food Bucket took its turn hosting a monthly AIFM community gathering. A diverse crowd of community leaders, concerned citizens and neighbors in need turned out to learn more about Milford's food-focused nonprofits. In attendance were representatives from ... [ more ]

All In Movement Captures Attention of Senator Murphy

August 1, 2023 - Over 20 leaders from different All In alliances around New Haven County met last Tuesday with Jameson Foulke, of Senator Chris Murphy’s office for an introductory meeting to share each other’s interests and plans and identify opportunities to collaborate. As a growing movement throughout the region, these All In alliances welcome and encourage all local, state, and federal policy makers regardless of political affiliation to contact them for these types of sharing and planning to identify opportunities in strengthening our communities and building relationships together ... [ more ]

AIFM in Action: Update on POCD and Affordable Housing

August 1, 2023 - All In For Milford members recently participated in two public hearings on the draft 2032 Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD) and followed up with a letter to the Planning & Zoning Board Chair, with copies to the City Planner, Mayor Smith and Board of Alderman Chair. Read the letter and learn about the most recent POCD plan draft.  [ more ]

Don't Sweep People Away

July 14, 2023 - New Haven Independent (Opinion/Editorial) - As the crisis of homelessness grows in our community, so do the number of people sleeping in places that aren't meant for habitation — under bridges, in woods and parks, and in other public places like train stations. The estimated number of unsheltered people in Greater New Haven has grown from 76 households to 128 at this time last year, an increase of 68 percent. As a result, as many as 60 people per night have sought emergency refuge in Union Station ... [ more ]

Milford Oks Fair Rent Commission, But 'It Could Take a While' to Find Members

July 4, 2023 - by Nick Sambides, Staff Writer, Milford Mirror - MILFORD - City leaders narrowly beat a state deadline to establish a fair rent commission to investigate rent complaints and mediate conflicts between property owners and renters ... [ more ]

Milford Residents Want More Affordable Housing in 10-year Conservation Plan

May 27, 2023 - by Nick Sambides, Staff writer, Milford Mirror - Rachel Merva loves the idea of allowing more than just commercial or retail offerings at the Connecticut Post Mall.  Robbie Silver, an avid walker of city streets, wants the city to do more to safeguard pedestrians' safety. And Michele Kramer, a fan of Milford's history, wants historic preservation closer to the top of the list of things developers must consider when they seek city permits. The three were among a half-dozen residents who spoke in mostly favorable terms of the latest draft of Milford's 2032 Draft Plan of Conservation and Development at a third and final Planning and Zoning Board public hearing on Wednesday ... [ more ]

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Plan of Conservation and Development

May 17 & May 24, 2023 | 7:00PM via Zoom - The City of Milford is holding two Public Hearings to gather input as it updates its 10-Year Plan of Conservation and Development.  This plan includes goals and recommendations for open space and recreation, housing, sustainability, transportation and zoning, among others. Ultimately it focuses on the overall economic and social health of our community and our quality of life as residents. Please spread the word and attend these important meetings! ... [ more ]

Important: Board of Aldermen Budget Hearing

Monday, April 17, 2023, 6:00 PM - This is an important opportunity to have an impact on Milford's Budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year. The Milford Board Alderman will hold a Public Hearing to consider the Milford Board of Finance's Recommended Budget for the City and Education.  In recent weeks, you may have heard this recommended budget has reduced the amount requested by the Board of Education by over 1.8 million dollarsYour voice can play a key role in the Aldermen's deliberations. Please spread the word and attend this important meeting! ... [ more ]

Creating the Conditions for Stories to be Heard

March 29, 2023 - by David Morgan, Executive Director, TEAM Inc. - How do we create the conditions for stories to be heard?  It is heartening to witness the breadth of meaningful involvement to respond to increasingly complex community conditions, harnessing the strengths and opportunities, the needs and wants, and the inherent capacity for us all to collectively build the work together. And equally if not even more inspiring is ... [ more ]

Housing Committee Tackles Controversial Affordable Housing Law

February 28, 2023 - by Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie - Snow has been a rare sight this winter, but finding affordable housing is even rarer. There are little more than 3,000 homes on the market and rents have gone up on average 20% over the past two years.  With mortgage rates inching back up to over 6% and inflation still high, progressives and conservatives alike agree that affordable housing is a problem in Connecticut. What they don't agree on is a solution ... [ more ]

Milford Changes Rules on Accessory Dwellings

January 19, 2023by Saul Flores – Milford Mirror- Milford residents who want to rent an accessory dwelling unit to someone other than family can now do so.  Charles Montalbano, of the community group All in for Milford, lauded the change. "The reaction was jubilation when they approved the regulation change," Montalbano said. He added the change would help people who need a place to live but can't afford an apartment ... [ more ]

IMPORTANT: Public Hearing and Vote on Accessory Dwelling Units

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 7:00 PMThis is an important opportunity to have an impact on Milford's ongoing housing crisis. The Planning and Zoning Board will be discussing and voting on updated Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) regulations being recommended by the P&Z Regulations Sub-Committee. A Public Hearing will take place at this meeting. Your voice, and the voices of all Milford citizens can play a key role in the outcome. Please spread the word and attend this important meeting! ... [ more ]

Accessory Dwelling Unit Changes Could Make Milford More Affordable

January 4, 2023 - by Rich Scinto, Patch Staff - MILFORD, CT - The Planning and Zoning Commission regulation subcommittee proposed changes to the city’s accessory dwelling unit regulations in an effort to help with the affordable housing crisis. The work was spurred by a state law that required towns to either adopt state regulations or opt-out. The four major proposals that came out of the subcommittee are ... [ more ]

How One Milford, CT, Shelter is Fighting the Link Between Housing Insecurity and Poorer Health

December 9, 2022 - By Sujata Srinivasan, Connecticut Public Radio - As home and rental prices rise, several recent studies added to a wide body of research that links housing insecurity to worsening health outcomes. With inflation close to 8% and home values increasing, working people across Connecticut are being priced out of the housing market ... [ more ]

Housing Solutions 101 - ADUs in Milford

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7:00pm - All In for Milford invites you to be part of an important virtual event regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).  The event is educational and interactive and features a panel that will lead a discussion of what ADU’s are, types of ADU’s, who builds them, what benefits there are to residents, tenants, and the community, and what the regulations allow … [ more ]

PUBLIC HEARING: Planning & Zoning - Please Support ADU’s in Milford!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:00pm - Milford City Hall - The Milford Planning & Zoning Board has scheduled a public hearing on Accessory Apartments, known as Ancillary Dwelling Units or ADUs. All in for Milford is asking residents to attend this important meeting to let the P&Z Board know that they support updating ADU restrictions ... [ more ]

Milford Juneteenth Celebration 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Come celebrate Milford's 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on the Milford Green.  Last year's event was a wonderful success! ... [ more ]

Milford Planning & Zoning Approves Affordable Housing Plan

May 4, 2022 - by Saul Flores - CT Post - MILFORD - Some 45 percent of renters and 26 percent of homeowners are considered cost-burdened across the city, according to a 71-page report provided by South Central Council of Governments and RKG Associates Inc.  In response to this issue - and to fulfill a state mandate — the Planning and Zoning Board, at its meeting May 3, approved the city’s Affordable Housing Plan. According to David Sulkis, city planner, all municipalities are required to update the plan every five years. In its plan, the city set goals to address its housing needs, including ... [ more ]

City of Milford Publishes Affordable Housing Plan

May 2, 2022 - Today the City of Milford has issued it's 71 page Affordable Housing Plan. In Milford approximately 45% of renters and 26% of homeowners are considered cost burdened. To not be considered cost burdened in Milford, a household must have an income of at least $56,922. The City has committed to exploring affordable housing in four areas, including: the train station area, Bridgeport Avenue area, Monroe Street area and Naugatuck Avenue. The City has also committed to a host of strategies including supporting housing education and advocacy in the community.  All In for Milford applauds the City's efforts and looks forward to further partnering with the city to help make many of the recommendations in this plan a reality!  Follow this link to read the full plan ... [ more ]

Milford's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Report

February 10, 2022 - We are pleased to let you know that the City of Milford's report on the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is now available. Please view this article for both the report and background information on ARPA. This report lays out how the City plans to spend about $20 million of the total $29 million allocated to Milford ... [ more ]

Milford Housing Forum

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 6:00-7:00 PM - Milford is creating an Affordable Housing Plan to act as a roadmap to meet present and future housing needs. SCRCOG, a regional planning commission, collected data regarding the state of housing in Milford to inform the plan. Join neighbors and community organizations across the city to hear SCRCOG's findings & share your experiences with housing in Milford! This event is hosted by the City of Milford in Zoom - please note that registration is required ... [ more ]

Winter 2022 Newsletter

January 20, 2022 - We're celebrating our one-year anniversary this month, marking the beginning of a citywide alliance to strengthen our community, ensure everyone has what they need, and make everyone's voice heard.  In 2021 we found community. While the health of our neighbors and loved ones hung in the balance, we chose unity. We are grateful to be working with you and wanted to share ... [ more ]

American Rescue Plan Update

January 1, 2022 - Since last summer, All In for Milford has been in contact with municipal, state and federal political leaders about the $26,295,776 allocated to Milford in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). From the start, we have advocated for a transparent process, where all Milford residents are informed and have the opportunity to take part in the conversation about how these funds will be spent. Our community organizing efforts have led to over 100 proposals being submitted to the City of Milford for consideration, and a series of community forums last fall.  All In for Milford is currently in communication with Alders and the Blake Administration to ... [ more ]

All In for Milford Partnerships

November 19, 2021 - All In for Milford is part of a growing regional project to make our cities and towns places where everyone can have a safe and affordable place to live, good food to eat, and a voice in the decisions that affect our lives. Here's news about work happening in other towns, led by community groups working in partnership with All In for Milford: [ more ]

All In for Milford and the American Rescue Plan

October 1, 2021 - All In for Milford (AIFM) has focused on making the administration and prioritization of the American Rescue Plan in Milford a priority. In early August 2021, AIFM began engaging municipal, state and federal political leaders to advocate for a transparent process that includes educational opportunities and public forums for Milford residents to actively inform and impact the administration of Milford's ARPA allocation of $26,295,776 ... [ more ]

Story Circles

We began our journey together by sharing stories. Over the past 12 months we have held many story circles, sharing our personal stories alongside residents and groups throughout our City and revealing more and more layers to our commonalities and collective story, the story of Milford. From favorite memories to experiences that left tellers wanting Milford to be more, story circles are our way of bonding, brainstorming, dreaming and taking action, together ... [ more ]

Public Forum on Use of $13 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 7:00PM  - All In for Milford invites the public to join us for a virtual forum about how to distribute the $13 million allocated to the city through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  With this forum, we group hope to extend the public conversation about how to use ARPA funds beyond the city’s seven-day online comment period last month, to ensure that all community members have an equal opportunity to make their voices heard before funds are officially allocated ... [ more ]

Housing Presentation

September 20, 2021 - Housing is a key piece of the puzzle. And in order to build a community in which everyone has access to safe, stable housing, it's important to understand where we're coming from. In this one-hour presentation, we explored how a long history of housing discrimination practices created the segregation we're still struggling with today, and how we can create new housing policies that can build a healthy Milford for all. [ more ]

American Rescue Plan - Information Session and Proposal Writing Party

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 7:00pm -  Our voices have been heard! Now it is time to act!  Milford residents and businesses have an incredible opportunity to submit American Rescue Plan proposals that will directly affect our individual lives and community, daily. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, with life-changing impact. Our individual responsibilities are now to draft our proposals! Funds can be used to take on a broad scope of projects including ... [ more ]

Public Information Session

Tuesday, July 27, 2021; 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Opportunity to meet All In for Milford partners via Zoom and get involved in our 2021-2022 goals! All are welcome! ... [ more ]

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