Plainfield - As recently as two years ago, the two family home at 943 West 3rd Street was a lost cause. By Monday, it was a beacon of hope. The three story house previously a vacant dilapidated structure one city official said served as a "drug haven," now features a fresh paint job after months of intensive renovations. Garbage and debris were cleared out, new bathroom and kitchen fixtures were put in. Windows were replaced and repaired, hardwood floors and carpet laid down, a new second floor staircase installed, leading to a renovated and finished third floor that used to be an attic.
The work marked the first home rehabilitation project in the Housing Authority of Plainfield's nearly 40 years of existence according to Executive Director Randall Wood.
PARTNERING TO BUILD SELF SUFFICIENCY WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY!
Plainfield, NJ – The Plainfield Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announces grant for $10,000.00 from Synchrony Bank.
The PCDC, focuses on the development and rehabilitation of quality housing and providing social programs to assist low-income individuals become self sufficient, has received a $10,000.00 grant to assist family. The grant will provide the necessary funds needed to operate social programs such as; financial literacy and computer literacy. Ken Myers, Community Development Manager for Synchrony Bank was happy to present a check to Randall Wood and Lewis Hurd, PCDC. Mr. Hurd stated that this money will go a long way to assist low income families obtain the skills they need to improve their lives.
PCDC SELLS FIRST HOME TO FIRST TIME HOME BUYER!
Plainfield, NJ – The Plainfield Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announces first Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) home closing. The PCDC, a non-profit arm of the Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP), focuses on the development and rehabilitation of quality housing for the improvement of family lives in urban communities.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),” the NSP was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties, the goal of the program is being realized.”
The PCDC closed on the single family Plainfield home located at 324 Watson Avenue on August 30, 2014. The PCDC was the developer for the successful project. However, several parties must partner together for the success of an NSP project and closing. For this project, partners included James Heim of the Union County Bureau of Housing, NJ Citizen Action Counseling, Chris Bono and Unity Bank providing the construction loan, Brenda McCrae of Citibank providing the mortgage loan to the home buyer, and Sherrill Denny, the first time home buyer.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter (third, left) and Union County Manager Alfred Faella (second, left) joined Diane Johnson (center), field director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Newark Office, Lewis Hurd (left), executive director of the Plainfield Community Development Corporation, Randall Wood (third, right), executive director of the Plainfield Housing Authority, Annmarie C. Uebbing, director Community Planning and Development Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Paul Kapp of Unity Bank during a visit to a project in Plainfield funded by a Neighborhood Stabilization Program during the Union County National Community Development Week Celebration.
945 West 3rd Street
Another PCDC Rehab Project to transform a neighborhood.
From Blight to Bright
West 3rd Street Project
Partnering for Self Sufficiency
1st Time Home Buyer
UC Nat. Comm. Dev. Week
945 West 3rd Street