Resident-Owned Businesses

Services Offered

Resident-Owned Businesses (ROBs)

Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven (ECC/HANH) serves residents who start their own businesses ROBs by providing technical assistance services.

  • Assistance in the outreach, recruitment, and potential contractor’s capacity assessment. 
  • A computerized database for Section 3, MBE, WBE and other small businesses to access for potential contract opportunities. 
  • Computer access for ROBs to obtain information on construction contract advertisements and communicate with other owners regarding potential contracting opportunities. 
  • One-on-one consultation with the ROB’s business consultant once a week. 

Quarterly training workshops to explain ownership and the basic business tools required to successfully operate a newly formed business. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Instructional training in business plan development and business conduct
  • OSHA 101
  • Bookkeeping, clerical, financial and payroll management
  • Contract negotiating
  • Cost estimating skills

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