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NJ Future Forum 2012 Problem Properties Meyer

  1. 1. Turning Problem Properties into Opportunities City of Newark
  2. 2. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Status of Properties on Newark APL 519 properties 17 Acquired by the City (17) Rehabbed by the property 111 owners (111) Being rehabilitated, or plans 250 to be rehabbed (40) 40 Demolished (35) 35 Removed from list based on 66 the appeal process (66) Remain unrehabilitated and unoccupied (250)
  3. 3. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Private property owner rehabs181½ -185 South 10th Street West Ward
  4. 4. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Private property owner rehabs 415 13th Avenue West Ward
  5. 5. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Private property owner rehabs 116 Peabody Place North Ward
  6. 6. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Private property owner rehabs 246 Summer Avenue North Ward
  7. 7. Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act  Private property owner rehabs 22 Goodwin Avenue South Ward
  8. 8. West Ward Abandoned and Vacant Properties Restoration Project Housing Arbor Day tree rehabilitation in planting progress 2 74 71 69 67 65 1795 1815 1825 1784 14 13 38 60 57 61 45 1796 1814 18 26 1783 24 9 11 32Community garden 59 40 57 1 1827 70 1813 1782 1797 66 20 3 31 6 6 56 Clean & Green Re- 1781 1798 4 1828 entry program in 1812 action 1780 1799 1829 1811 4 1779 1800 Bus stop benches 1810 Streetscape work complete 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 ( TAX CRE DI T, O TH ER ) G REENS P ACE/S TR EETS CAP E OT HER DEVEL OP ER ACT I VI TY NEW BU S S TO PS T r ees
  9. 9. Clean & Green program Community garden Building demolished Future park site
  10. 10. Neighborhood Stabilization Program NSP1  Total properties 35  Total units 77 NSP2 (Newark only)  Total properties 52  Total units 166 Total NSP1 and NSP2  Total properties 87  Total units 243 Total NSP $ in Newark $14,305,000 NSP total estimated development cost $80,000,000
  11. 11. Neighborhood Stabilization Program Partners  Brand New Day, Inc.  HOMECorp, Inc. (BND)  Housing and Neighborhood  The Community Loan Fund Development Services, Inc. of New Jersey (HANDS)  The County of Essex  Ironbound Community Corporation, Inc. (ICC)  Don Pedro Development  Make it Right Foundation Corporation, Inc. (DPDC)  Michaels Development  Episcopal Community Corporation Development (ECD)  RPM Development  Fairmount Heights Corporation Development  Unified Vailsburg Service Corporation/HPDC, Inc. Organization, Inc. (UVSO)
  12. 12. Upcoming APRA Activities In November/December 2011, received Municipal Council authorization to condemn 253 properties for an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 Focused priorities  Input from CDCs and Councilmembers on properties  Refined appraisal methodology  Neighborhood targeting
  13. 13. Upcoming APRA Activities Upper Clinton Hill (Avon Avenue)
  14. 14. Upcoming APRA Activities Fairmount/ 13th Avenue
  15. 15. Upcoming APRA Activities West Market/Sussex Avenue
  16. 16. Newark/Essex Foreclosure Taskforce A coalition of over 35 organizations convened by The City of Newark and Essex County in 2007 to address the impact of foreclosures on communities in Newark, Irvington, Orange, East Orange, Montclair and the surrounding areas.  Outreach and education  Housing counselor network  Neighborhood stabilization  Research  Resources for displaced families and tenants’ rights  Legal resources and scam patrol  Policy and advocacy
  17. 17. Newark/Essex Foreclosure TaskforceAccomplishments to Date: Foreclosure Outreach and Education – Workshops, Fliers, Tabling, and Volunteer “Neighborhood Walkarounds” reach over 10,000 households within the city. Workout Events – Coordinated two large Workout Fairs in coordination with Hope Now, connecting over 1,000 families with lenders to discuss modifications. Counseling Agency Support – Provided $650,000 to nine community organizations to provide counseling and outreach services. Advocacy and Legislation – Taskforce members supported and helped pass state legislation protecting tenants’ rights, improving notification to owners, and holding lenders accountable for property maintenance. Scam Awareness – Engaged hundreds of volunteers to tear down signs advertising loan assistance services; Partnered with NeighborWorks in promoting Loan Scam awareness campaign.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. For more information Please contact: Christina Vazquez Project Coordinator of Redevelopment vazquezc@ci.newark.nj.us

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