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City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results
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City of Newark: Organizaing Statewide for Local Results

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Abandoned property presentation from the City of Newark as presented at the Center for Community Progress conference in Philadelphia.

Abandoned property presentation from the City of Newark as presented at the Center for Community Progress conference in Philadelphia.

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    • 1. Organizing Statewide for Local Results: Utilizing State Tools for Local Success 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Mike Meyer, Director of Housing and Real Estate Department of Economic and Housing Development
    • 2. Presentation Outline Case Study: Newark  Abandoned Property and Rehabilitation Act (APRA)  Targeted Neighborhood Revitalization  Complementary Tools and Investments
    • 3. Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Act (NJSA 55:19-81)  Must be vacant for at least six months  Must meet one of four criteria:     In need of rehabilitation No construction for six months Tax delinquent one quarter, or A nuisance as defined Tax foreclosure tools Accelerated foreclosure Special tax sale Vacant property receivership (possession)  Spot blight eminent domain  Special rule applies for setting fair market value
    • 4. Status of Properties on Newark APL
    • 5. Private Property Owner Rehabs 181½ -185 South 10th Street West Ward
    • 6. Private Property Owner Rehabs 116 Peabody Place North Ward
    • 7. Private Property Owner Rehabs 174-176 Keer Avenue South Ward
    • 8. Private Property Owner Rehabs 742-744 Bergen South Ward
    • 9. Private Property Owner Rehabs 38 Kent Street Central Ward
    • 10. Private Property Owner Rehabs 75 Brookdale Avenue West Ward
    • 11. Private Property Owner Rehabs 14 Speedway Avenue West Ward
    • 12. Private Property Owner Rehabs 79 ½ Broad Street North Ward
    • 13. Private Property Owner Rehabs 14 East Kinney Street Central Ward
    • 14. Private Property Owner Rehabs 58 Crawford Street Central Ward
    • 15. Private Property Owner Rehabs 91 Stone Street Central Ward
    • 16. Private Property Owner Rehabs 170 South 9th Street West Ward
    • 17. Private Property Owner Rehabs 256 Summer Avenue North Ward
    • 18. Private Property Owner Rehabs 418 S. 18th Street West Ward
    • 19. Private Property Owner Rehabs 79-81 Baldwin Avenue South Ward
    • 20. NSP, CDC Rehabs 226 S. 10th Street West Ward
    • 21. NSP, CDC Rehabs 54 Blum Street Central Ward
    • 22. NSP, CDC Rehabs 89 Garside Ave Central Ward
    • 23. Targeted Properties 225 Meeker Ave Me ek er Av en u e Weequahic Park 225 Meeker Avenue
    • 24. Targeted Properties
    • 25. Targeted Properties 310-316 Clinton Avenue South Ward 446–450 Irvine Turner South Ward 573 S. 11th St Central Ward
    • 26. Fairmount/West Ward  Text  text
    • 27. West Ward Abandoned and Vacant Properties Restoration Project Housing rehabilitation in progress Arbor Day tree planting 2 74 1795 71 69 67 65 1815 18 25 1784 14 13 38 57 60 61 1796 1783 45 1814 1826 9 24 Community garden 11 32 1 40 59 1797 31 1781 1827 20 6 6 56 1798 4 18 28 1812 1 780 1799 70 66 1782 3 57 1 813 1 811 Clean & Green Reentry program in action 1829 4 1779 Streetscape work complete 18 00 Bus stop benches 1810 P HAS E 1 ( HOME) P HAS E 2 ( NS P 1) P HAS E 3 ( NS P 2) P HAS E 4 ( NS P 2 ) P HAS E 5 ( T AX CR ED I T, O T HER) G REEN SP ACE/S TR EET SC APE OT HER D EVELOP ER ACT I VI T Y NEW BU S S TO PS Tr ees
    • 28. Trash strewn vacant lot Blighted property Clean & Green program Community garden Building demolished New Kaboom park
    • 29. Urban Farming  Stalled SDA owned land  Neighborhood-driven programming  Farm stands, CSAs, Food Coop, Plot it Fresh  “Incidental, informal, recreational use” not prohibited
    • 30. Hawthorne Ave School/ Homestead Farming
    • 31. Hawthorne Ave School/ Homestead Farming
    • 32. Vacant Properties Registration Ordinance • • Inventory of approximately 1,160 abandoned properties Vacant Properties Registration Ordinance – Vacant residential properties • Requires owners of vacant properties to register with City • Escalating registration fees • Owners who fail to register are subject to substantial fines – Became effective August 30, 2011
    • 33. Vacant Properties Registration Ordinance  Throughout 2011 sparse compliance (when ordinance initiated)  Between Aug 2011 and Aug 2013:  Targeted 169 “repeat” offenders  1,051 total properties registered from Aug 2011 to date  66 1st. Renewals in 2013 (at $1,500 each)  1 2nd. Renewal in 2013 (at $3,000 each)  Total of $578,000 collected from Aug 2011 to date  The Top 5 Banks/servicers that have paid the most include: Safe Guard, Cyprexx, FTP, Chase, and 5 Brothers.

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