From TAP Into Paterson:
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded a $2.6 million grant to Paterson Habitat for Humanity, funding that the non-profit says will help further its efforts to transform the city’s 4th Ward into a safer and more stable place to live.
Back in 2012, Paterson Habitat identified a 12-block area in the 4th Ward, one of the most distressed wards in the city, as an area of focus for revitalization efforts.
Scott Millard, the organization’s chief executive officer, said the area was targeted because it “contains the census tracts with the lowest home ownership rates and highest vacancy rates” in the city.
But Paterson Habitat, along with several community partners and city officials, has been hard at work to revitalize the ward. Now, nearly a decade later, it is nearing its goal of developing 75 new owner-occupied homes in the area, houses that are sold to low-income families at no profit with zero-interest loans.
Read TAP Into Paterson's article "With $2.6 Million Grant Paterson Habitat to Continue Building Homes, Transforming Lives," featuring the New Jersey DCA.