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Hartford Renaissance District

About the Project

The Hartford Renaissance District Community Development Corporation, Inc. (HRD CDC) was birthed from generosity and leadership of The Prosperity Foundation. Our goal is to create a safely sustained quality of life for our community in the Northeast section of Hartford. First piloting in the capital city of Hartford on Barbour Street, the HRD CDC aims to instill pride and purpose for families dwelling in the Barbour street neighborhood first in name, by removing Barbour who was a man who supported the enslavement of Africans. Secondly, with the revitalization of the community without gentrification.

Our Misson

The Hartford Renaissance District Community Development Corporation, Inc. (HRD CDC) was birthed from generosity and leadership of The Prosperity Foundation. Our goal is to create a safely sustained quality of life for our community in the Northeast section of Hartford. First piloting in the capital city of Hartford on Barbour Street, the HRD CDC aims to instill pride and purpose for families dwelling in the Barbour street neighborhood first in name, by removing Barbour who was a man who supported the enslavement of Africans. Secondly, with the revitalization of the community without gentrification.

Our Goals

  • Increase access to safe, affordable, and quality housing.

  • Enhance educational opportunities and workforce readiness.

  • Create and sustain an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.

  • Increase access to healthcare and improve wellness outcomes.

  • Increase knowledge of self and celebrate/promote the rich cultural heritage of the Barbour Street community.

  • Create placemaking initiatives that add to the vibrancy of the community and enhance tourism, culture, arts, and entertainment.

  • Foster a sense of community ownership by increasing active participation in community programs and activities.

  • Create a public safety plan.

 

Our Vision

When HRD CDC achieves its mission, the Hartford Renaissance District Community is a prospering community that has/is

  • A destination of choice for Black culture

  • Affordable Housing Prepared for future climate risks.

  • Educated youth and quality educational opportunities.

  • Safe streets

  • A healthy environment and health residents that are food secure.

  • Financially secure households

  • Residents with the hard and soft skills required to access living wage-careers.

  • Thriving business incubation that reflects the diversity of the HRD community.

  • A healthy, safe, and active community

  • Increased transportation options

  • Parks and open space

  • Sound community investment

  • Vibrant arts and culture

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