1ST VICE PRESIDENT
2ND VICE PRESIDENT
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Councilman Joe Harrison
NIA was formed in 2003 to empower community residents through the stimulation of economic growth. The urban communities here in the City of Trenton were, and remain today, as communities of despair, overwhelmed with a chronic unemployment rate.
Underemployed and unemployable individuals reside in these communities that are overwhelmed with dilapidated housing, neighborhood disinvestment, absentee landlords, and abandoned and boarded up properties along with vacant lots. They continue to distress these communities with the threat of blight and imminent domain.
We have, and still today, face inevitable crises involving the continuing viability of blighted areas. These distressed areas contribute to high-crime, affording us security deficient communities. High-crime has plagued and devastated good, upstanding residents far too long. Street gangs have become omnipresent and grow stronger by the day. The majority of the violent and gang related activities is due to these disadvantaged communities; and the absence of community policing. Housing and employment have been identified as a critical need, and crucial for the growth of our City.
Illegal Dumping Campaign
Comprehensive Community Violence Prevention Strategy
Fight The Blight
Second Chance Residential Facility
S.E.E.D.S (Social Education and Economic Development)
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Polluted site in Trenton, former dry cleaners, to get $2M cleanup
A notorious polluted site in West Trenton is set for renewal, thanks to a federal grant of almost $2 million. Local, state and federal leaders said they hope the remediation work will allow for new development at the site and a revitalization of the neighborhood.
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