The Connecticut Bond Commission will consider a $300,000 grant Friday to the New Haven People’s Center, an organization with ties to the Communist Party.
According to the commission’s agenda, the center will use the money for “exterior masonry repairs, new roofing, gutters and soffits, window replacement, heating system improvements and interior flooring improvements.”
The funding is offered through the Department of Social Services under special legislation from 2005.
According to the center’s website, it hosts the Connecticut bureau of People’s World, the Communist newspaper; Unidad Latina en Accion/Workers Center; Greater New Haven Peace Council; and Food Not Bombs.
The website also mentions collaborations with SEIU 1199 and UNITE HERE.
The center is a project of Progressive Education and Research Associates.