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Strengthen Neighborhoods at the Risk of Decline

 What is an Initiative?


An Initiative is a coordinated effort designed to achieve a Goal. Initiatives contain Actions that, when executed together, will help the City achieve one or more of its Goals.

The Laying the Foundations for Strong Neighborhoods report identified 16 sub-neighborhoods in Trenton as "weak". These neighborhoods tend to be located between the "strong" or "moderately strong" outer neighborhoods and the "very weak" neighborhoods just beyond the immediate environs of downtown. While most are relatively stable, they could continue to weaken without intervention. At the same time, they may be the first neighborhoods to see the positive spillover of targeted efforts in the stronger and invested neighborhoods.
These areas tend to have high levels of rental occupancy. Therefore, this initiative focuses on sustaining and improving the quality and affordability of rental housing are likely to have the greatest impact on these areas. The First-Step Renter & Homeowner Assistance Initiative, with its heavy focus on creating a Landlord Registration Ordinance, is likely to have substantial impacts on these neighborhoods.

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