Federally Assisted Housing in Greater Newark (2013)

Kelly Timmes prepared a guide to federally assisted housing in the Greater Newark area in partnership with the Greater Newark Federally Assisted Housing Coalition.  The guide includes property-level information organized in “Building Sheets” and a brief statistical overview of these properties. Kelly, a senior majoring in sociology at Princeton University, received support from Princeton University’s Community-Based […]

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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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Rebuilding Communities from the Ground Up (2010)

The 2010 Rutgers Bloustein School Community Development Studio worked with Episcopal Community Development, a non‐profit organization in Newark, to better understand the neighborhood context of foreclosure and to consider approaches for neighborhood revitalization. The team approached the project as an opportunity to reconceptualize community development. While they focused on foreclosure, they also explored a more […]

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Rezoning NYC: Lower East Side and Coney Island (2009)

The 2009 Rutgers Bloustein Community Development Studio explored the effects of rezoning in the Lower East Side and Coney Island in partnership with the New York Community Council (NYCC), a nonprofit coalition of organizations that is interested in better understanding the effects of rezoning in the city. NYCC asked the studio to explore how the […]

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Home Mortgage Foreclosures (2008)

The 2008 Rutgers Bloustein Community Development Studio partnered with the Essex-Newark Foreclosure Task Force, formed in 2007 and comprised of more than 40 representatives from municipal, county, state and federal government, community organizations, attorneys, researchers, and advocates. The Studio conducted research on the extent of the foreclosure crisis and explored local, state, and federal policy interventions. […]

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Gentrification and Rezoning: Williamsburg-Greenpoint (2007)

The 2007 Rutgers Bloustein Spring Community Development Studio partnered with the New York Community Council, a coalition of advocacy organizations, that is concerned about the rapid pace of gentrification and development. The coalition asked the studio to develop a report about development subsidies, affordable housing, commercial and industrial change, and residential displacement in Williamsburg-Greenpoint. The […]

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Mortgage Market Transformations and Foreclosure (2006)

The 2006 Rutgers Bloustein Community Development Studio worked with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, an advocacy and research organization in Newark. The Institute was concerned about rising foreclosure rates and predatory lending in communities throughout New Jersey. To learn more about foreclosure and how it affects communities, the studio considered: How substantial is […]

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