Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (NINA)
Since 2004, Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (NINA) has been working to revitalize Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood, restoring blighted historic houses and creating affordable homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The nonprofit organization represents a collaboration of some of the largest institutions in the city, including Aetna, The Hartford, Trinity Health of New England, and Webster Bank.
Karen T. Taylor, Director of Equity & Opportunity for the City of Hartford enjoyed the experience of working with NINA when she was house hunting. She chose the Asylum Hill neighborhood because of its "proximity, people, parks, and price," she says. “I’ve lived in Hartford for most of my life, and I’ve grown to appreciate the cultural diversity.”
Photo: Built in 1897, this two-family home occupies a prominent location across from Sigourney Square Park.