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Livable City Initiative (LCI) has staff on hand daily during the Covid-19 crisis. Our office is currently operating on an “Appointment only” Schedule.

Field inspections for emergencies / safety issues continue. Please call us at 203-946-7090. You can also email housingcode@newhavenct.gov for Housing Code issues or NHRBLP@newhavenct.gov for Residential License matters. View full staff contact information.

New Haven Covid-19 Information


The Livable City Initiative (LCI) is a neighborhood-focused agency with a mission to enhance the experience of the individuals who live and work in the City of New Haven. We achieve this mission and vision by encouraging the involvement of other city agencies, the public and enterprise. Through the cooperative efforts of the private sector, we will create a vibrant and exciting New Haven.

LCI seeks to accomplish this mission through:

  • Enforcement of the city's housing code and public space requirements.
  • Design and implementation of housing programs to support high quality, affordable, and energy efficient housing opportunities.
  • Educating and increasing awareness on solutions for neighborhood concerns.
  • Design and implementation of public improvements and programs to facilitate safer, healthier, and more attractive communities.

What is New Haven Emergency Housing Response?
Housing Complaints & Questions
Residential Rental Business Licensing Program
Apply/Pay for Residential Rental Business Licenses & Permits