Category Archives: Housing

NAACP asks State to notify residents and businesses of plans to designate Newark drinking water supply area a Superfund Site

There are Volatile Organic Compounds in the groundwater in South Newark and the State of Delaware has initiated a process of listing the site on the EPA’s National Priorities List (Superfund). Newark Branch NAACP has sent the following letter to DNREC Secretary David Small asking that the state notify and engage with the public and

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COMMUNITY LEADERS STAND WITH VICTIMS OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE: Rally March 31, 2015

FUNDS FROM SETTLEMENTS SHOULD GO TO VICTIMS RALLY WITH US! Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30PM – 8:30PM Longshoremen Union Hall, 200 S. Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE   VICTIMS STAND AGAINST FORECLOSURE EVERYWHERE – V.S.A.F.E Victims Stand Against Foreclosure Everywhere or VSAFE is a grassroots movement founded, (December 13, 2014)  by victims of unfair foreclosure, under

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Newark Rental Housing Needs Assessment Update from the Open House

Newark’s Rental Housing Needs Assessment appears to have an inherent bias that disregards the issues confronting the housing needs and challenges of Newark’s African American community.  The impact of the student rental housing market on families and quality of life is substantial. The following is re-posted from the Newark Residents Alliance Project: Last fall the

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Public Housing and Environmental Risk in Newark

This week the Newark Housing Authority officially “breaks ground” on the redevelopment of the Cleveland Heights Public Housing Project property.  A new apartment complex, to be renamed “Alder Creek”, is being developed in a public-private partnership with New Jersey-based Ingerman Group on a portion of the original site. The property where Cleveland Heights was constructed

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Is Newark’s Housing Study Catering to Special Interests?

We have experienced many changes in Newark, including the expansion of student housing into our neighborhoods. These trends are affecting our quality of life and the cost of housing in our community. Newark’s City Council has dramatically expanded its approval of new rental housing projects. So far this year, Newark approved at least 478 new

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