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New Haven Pride Center to Anchor Beacon Communities Ninth Square Property

November 14, 2023


For Immediate Release

November 14, 2023

Contact: Emma Balaguer


New Haven Pride Center to Anchor Beacon Communities Ninth Square Property

Boston, MA – Beacon Communities is proud to announce its Ninth Square Apartments and the New Haven Pride Center have signed a ten-year lease for a 5,000 square foot space located in the heart of New Haven beginning November 1.

The New Haven Pride Center, one of Connecticut’s leading LGBTQ+ nonprofit agencies, is relocating from their previous, much less visible location nearby to 50 Orange Street, a property previously occupied by the Art Space for many years. This long-term arrangement assures The New Haven Pride Center’s ability to better serve the greater New Haven LGBTQ+ community, expand their robust services and programs, and provide an inclusive and supportive space for all LGBTQ+ individuals.

“The New Haven Pride Center is excited to announce a monumental step in our journey to securing our brighter tomorrow. We are relocating to a new space that will not only amplify our visibility but also enhance our capacity to serve the community,” said Juancarlos Soto, New Haven Pride’s Executive Director. “Our commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive space for all LGBTQ+ individuals remains unwavering. We are deeply rooted in the principles of love, unity, and acceptance that our community represents. This relocation is a testament to our dedication to creating a brighter and more secure future for all.”

“Beacon Communities is thrilled to welcome the New Haven Pride Center to the Ninth Square Community. It is an honor to partner with an organization that champions advocacy and belonging for LGBTQ+ individuals. This move furthers Beacon’s goal of building inclusive, diverse communities across our portfolio,” said Dara Kovel, Beacon’s Chief Executive Officer.



About Beacon Communities LLC

Beacon Communities LLC is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multi-family housing. Their portfolio includes affordable housing, market rate housing and mixed income-housing. Their developments range from new construction to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. They take on challenging developments and make them succeed. Their driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of their residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located. For more information about Beacon Communities LLC please visit

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