Baraka established 5-year goals to create, preserve affordable housing

NEWARK, NJ — As part of Newark’s Equitable Recovery Summer, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced on Aug. 9 a set of affordable housing goals to guide the city’s housing and development efforts over the next five years — including the allocation of American Recovery Plan funding. He made the announcement of Newark’s five-year affordable housing […]

Baraka announces two development teams for Fairmount Commons project

Baraka announces two development teams for Fairmount Commons project

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced March 3 the selection of two teams to redevelop 3.28 acres of city-owned land near the historic West Side High School in the city’s West Ward in accordance with the Fairmount Commons Redevelopment Plan. The first of the selected teams is a partnership between RPM, a New […]

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

EAST ORANGE, NJ — National affordable housing developer Community Preservation Partners announced Aug. 7 its first rehabilitation project in New Jersey: a $123 million overhaul of the Norman Towers senior apartments in East Orange in a joint venture with L+M Development Partners. CPP and L+M purchased the property for $94 million and will invest more […]

WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]

County wins national award for affordable housing redevelopment

NEWARK, NJ — The National Association of County Community and Economic Development recently presented Essex County with its Award of Excellence in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The recognition was for the redevelopment of the old Newark Post Office at 999 Broad St. into a housing complex with affordable units and units for people with HIV/AIDS. […]

Maplewood provides home improvement funds

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Affordable Housing Program assists homeowners in the township with eligible repairs or replacement of major systems including roof, electrical safety upgrades, heating, plumbing, sanitary plumbing, weatherization and/or structural repairs. Assistance is provided in the form of a 10-year, interest-free, forgivable loan up to $20,000 per dwelling unit. There is no […]

County unveils program to help residents in need pay their bills

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Action is now administering two new programs to provide temporary utility assistance for eligible low- to moderate-income households. “When families experience unemployment or medical issues, it may become difficult to make ends meet. If you have an unpaid gas or electric bill or are being […]

Township to subsidize affordable housing

West Orange TC commits to putting up $3 million for 40 affordable units at Harvard Press site

Township to subsidize affordable housing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved two resolutions endorsing amendments to the township’s affordable housing spending plan and Fair Share Housing Center plan at its April 25 meeting, allowing West Orange to put up $3 million toward subsidizing 40 affordable housing units in the 100-unit residential building that will be […]