This Housing goal is based on the Trenton250 Issues and Opportunities Report, which compiled information from residents, previous plans, stakeholder interviews, and existing conditions analysis conducted by the City and its consultant team. In addition, the following previous plans and studies were reviewed:
Of particular importance to this Report was a comprehensive inventory of vacant and abandoned buildings that was recently prepared by the City in conjunction with Isles. Shortly thereafter, New Jersey Community Capital completed a neighborhood conditions study, Laying the Foundations for Strong Neighborhoods, which contains valuable data on housing market conditions. Together, these two datasets are valuable tools that can be leveraged to make more informed decisions about housing policy.
The City must begin its housing efforts by developing a set of core policies and programs. These initiatives build a foundation for neighborhood level work, as well as city-wide initiatives that focus on affordable housing and historic homes.