Cultivating Community (2012)

Community gardening efforts blossom in New Brunswick as the newly-formed New Brunswick Community Gardening Coalition expands its collaborative mission to share resources, build neighborhood ties, and promote food security throughout New Brunswick, NJ. In her final semester as an undergraduate at Rutgers University, studying all things politics, policy, and planning, Alena D’Auria dug deeper into the […]

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Foreclosure Assistance Resource Guide (2011)

Azka Mohyuddin and Ami Kachalia, two Byrne 2011 Summer Research Research Associates compiled a Foreclosure Assistance Resource Guide to pool useful information about foreclosure assistance in an accessible format. This packet is a one-stop reference guide for county and municipal governments, housing counselors, nonprofit organizations, and local communities. Each page contains information about a particular […]

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Urban Agriculture in New Brunswick (2011)

Graduate students and undergraduate Ralph W. Voorhees Fellows worked with Elijah’s Promise, a New Brunswick community-based organization that seeks to alleviate poverty and hunger by providing job training, small business development, education, jobs, and services. They explored the potential to grow and process food in the city, assessed the local market for locally grown food, […]

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CityWorks (2010)

CityWorks was formed by group of developers who wanted to create an organization that would bring commercial and retail to economically-distressed areas in order to supplement and coordinate with the production of low-income housing in New Jersey. Report

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Civic League of Greater New Brunswick (2010)

The League continues to be a strong presence in New Brunswick. Involved in the statewide Mt. Laurel litigation (the League’s housing zoning suit against 23 of the 25 Middlesex County municipalities was included in the state Supreme Court Fair Share housing decisions), actively pursuing fair share housing in New Brunswick and advocating for tenants’ right […]

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Elizabeth Development Company (2010)

In the past decade, Elizabeth has embraced an economic revitalization program like none other, one that is transforming its once abandoned waterfront into a shopping and business development mecca. This program is reaching into every city neighborhood to improve the quality of life for all of Elizabeth’s residents and visitors (Elizabeth New Jersey Economic Profile […]

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New Brunswick Tomorrow (2010)

New Brunswick Tomorrow was founded in 1975 with a mission to save the city. With a unique structure and a focus on the entire city community, NBT focused on New Brunswick’s revitalization. The organization has a dedicated staff and board and brings in institutional partners from the city across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. […]

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Urban League Affordable Housing & Community Development Corp. (ULAHCDC) Hudson County (2010)

The Urban League of Hudson County (ULHC) seeks to meet the needs of underserved and underrepresented populations in Hudson County. Hudson County is located in northern New Jersey, just across the North River (Hudson River) from Manhattan. With a population of over 608,975 and growing, Hudson County is one of New Jersey’s largest counties (US – Places, […]

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