Among its many successes, the two initiatives below highlight how a determined community, with the help of local area businesses and many volunteers, can make a difference in the lives of its residents.
Montclair Helping Montclair
The renovation of blighted properties not only creates affordable housing opportunities, but often shores up an entire neighborhood, preventing further deterioration of its housing stock by securing new residents with a commitment to improving their block and their community. The results have been phenomenal. Since its inception, HOMECorp has acquired, renovated and sold 34 units of housing and rented 63 others.
With the hands-on assistance of local residents, donations of materials and the support of friendly lending institutions, professionals and groups of Montclair volunteers have contributed their time, expertise and financial assistance to rebuild houses purchased by HOMECorp for resale and rental.
Miller Street Initiative
Revitalizing this neighborhood is an example of the kind of impact HOMECorp has been able to make. HOMECorp’s largest revitalization project to date, the Miller Street Historic District, is a block-long neighborhood of 100-year old worker’s homes built near the former mills in what’s now Glenfield Park. Only a decade ago Miller Street contained many blighted and abandoned structures, dragging the quality of life of the entire area down.