Earlier this year, public and private organizations, residents, and over 60 students from YouthBuild Newark (YBN) and Newark Leadership Academy (NLA) gathered to celebrate students’ rehabilitation of a 2-family affordable home in Newark’s South Ward.
Representatives from the City of Newark, JP Morgan Chase, New Jersey Community Capital, and the Community Asset Preservation Corporation, and Congressman Donald Payne participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The completed home, slated to be sold to a low-income family or individual, is located on Seymour Avenue, which is at the core of Newark’s “Model Block” initiative. “Model Block” is designed to bring a comprehensive revitalization strategy to an area (the South Ward) dealing with significant blight.
YBN, the City of Newark, New Jersey Community Capital, the Community Asset Preservation, and other community partners are working together to develop additional properties in the neighborhood.