Community Services Administration

Dear Residents:

It is my privilege to serve as New Haven’s Community Services Administrator.  I pledge to you to approach our work with compassion, respect, responsiveness, and excellence.

The Community Services Administration, which encompasses the City’s Health and Human Services programs is more than providing quality services to residents in need.  We are about acknowledging the role of historic and ongoing injustices that curtail opportunity for too many. We are about establishing long term programs and policies to improve the health and well-being of all New Haveners. We are about evolving and innovating to meet emerging needs. We are about grounding our work in science and best practices. And most importantly we are about doing this work in collaboration, tapping in to the wisdom and experience of our collective.

Our work touches the lives of every New Haven resident.  Please take a look at the CSA landing page to learn more about our Divisions and Departments.

In Service,

Mehul Dalal, MD MSc MHS

About our Office
The Community Services Administration (CSA) is ardently committed to addressing the health & social well-being of all New Haven residents. We're dedicated to opening the doors for all New Haven residents to have a greater quality of life. We encompass Elderly Services, Social Services, Food Systems & Policy, Project Fresh Start, the Warren Kimbro Re-entry Program, & the Office of Housing & Homelessness Services.

CSA works collaboratively with community partners & city agencies to:

• Reduce homelessness & provide emergency shelter for needy individuals & families 
• Help formerly incarcerated Residents succeed when they return home
• Redirect low-level drug offenders to services & resources instead of jail & prosecution
• Improve financial literacy among vulnerable residents
• Encourage healthy early childhood development
• Increase Residents' access to food & health food options
• Assist our seniors with  maintaining independence & remaining active
• Promote & celebrate New Haven's arts, culture & tourism

CSA also leads implementation of the City Transformation Plan (CTP).  With goals & strategies across eight platforms, the CTP seeks to be a "game-changer" by aligning initiatives across New Haven's public, private, non-profit, & philanthropic sectors.

Latest News

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July 1, 2021 


Do you have a child who lives in New Haven, is under the age of 6, and has a blood lead level at or greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter?

This settlement concerns the City of New Haven's obligation to conduct an inspection of your home to determine if any lead hazards exist, order that your landlord remedy any lead hazards found, and ensure that your landlord conducts a safe and complete abatement of the lead hazards.

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City of New Haven Awarded First-Ever USDA Food Grants

October 13, 2020 

October 13, 2020


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Ahead of World Food Day this Friday, today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Bryan Hurlburt, New Haven Community Services Administrator Dr. Mehul Dalal and New Haven Food System Policy Director Latha Swamy will host a press conference at New Haven City Hall to announce that the City is the first-ever recipient of two newly formed USDA grants.

New Haven Receives Two USDA Grants

Mayor Elicker, Rep. DeLauro, Commissioner Hurlburt, Dr. Dalal, Latha Swamy

New Haven City Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium

165 Church Street, New Haven, CT

Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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City of New Haven to Announce Community Crisis Response Team

August 17, 2020 

August 17, 2020


HAVEN, Conn. – Tomorrow afternoon New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, Community Services Administrator Dr. Mehul Dalal, Project Fresh Start Coordinator Carlos Sosa-Lombardo, Police Chief Otoniel Reyes, Fire Chief John Alston, City Staff, and community partners will host a press conference at City Hall announcing the launch of a process to create a Community Crisis Response Team.

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Contact Us

Dr. Mehul Dalal

(203) 946-7907

165 Church Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510