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NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson
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NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Jackson

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    • 1. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of Orange March 9, 2012
    • 2. Turning Problem Properties into Opportunities in the City of OrangeUtilized state and municipal laws to address the City’s blighted and vacant structures• State Statutes— – Utilized New Jersey’s Nuisance Abatement statute to demolish blighted properties – Utilized the State’s Vacant and Abandoned Properties statute to force resolution of properties• Local Ordinance— – Created the Vacant and Abandoned Registration Ordinance • Secure properties • Maintain properties
    • 3. City of Orange Township Model for Vacant & Abandon Property Strategy• Selected as one of five cities in New Jersey to attend the Community Leadership at Harvard University to discuss best practices and foster innovative ideas to address vacant and abandoned properties.
    • 4. Road Map to Success• Road Map to Success – Inventory and prioritize vacant and abandoned properties – Utilize every tool available – Work across departments – Aggressively pursue most blighted properties • Quality of Life Task Force • Demolish most blighted structures • Rehab houses • Construct new houses
    • 5. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of Orange 160 140 120 Vacant 100 Properties 80 Demolitions 60 Rehab/New 40 Construction 20 0 2008 2012
    • 6. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of Orange
    • 7. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of Orange
    • 8. Turning Problem Properties into Opportunities in the City of Orange• Launched foreclosure prevention initiatives to stem the tide – Took advantage of state and county foreclosure prevention programs – Held quarterly foreclosure prevention workshops with HUD certified agencies/counselors – Implemented Housing Opportunity Forums to market rehabilitated and new housing stock. Programs were specifically targeted to police, fire, teachers and others who work in the city. – Utilized state and county funds to assist residents who stayed through the storm to improve their homes
    • 9. Turning Problem Properties into Opportunities in the City of Orange East Ward• Developed a block by block approach for restoring neighborhoods• Leveraged federal, state, county and private funds to redevelop and stabilize the East Ward – Utilized federal Neighborhood Stabilization Dollars to address vacant and blighted structures by rehabbing and constructing new housing – Overlaid streetscapes improvements in the area – Used redevelopment projects
    • 10. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of OrangeWalter G. alexander redevelopment project
    • 11. Turning Problem Properties intoOpportunities in the City of Orange RPM Grand Central Housing 219 S. Center Street LEED Platinum Certified Grand central
    • 12. Turning Problem Properties into Opportunities in the City of Orange• Advocated for new initiatives at the state level to help address foreclosure and provide assistance to homeowners – Homekeepers Program – Homeownership Concept Paper

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