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Eligibility Quiz: Next Steps Posted on October 7, 2019

To start the application process for NeighborhoodLIFT down payment assistance, you will need to make an appointment to assess your eligibility for the program. You should schedule your Eligibility Determination Session (EDS) appointment at least 30 calendar days prior to your closing date. Please note that you MUST complete your EDS...

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LIFT Eligibility Quiz: Next Steps Posted on October 5, 2019


If you have not completed the required steps for an appointment, we can help you work toward homeownership. NOTE: Completing the required steps does not guarantee an appointment. Appointments will only be available if there are unreserved NeighborhoodLIFT funds available. 

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Eligibility Quiz Posted on October 5, 2019
  1. Do you have a signed purchase and sale agreement on a home located in Essex County?
  2. Do you have a mortgage preapproval from an approved NeighborhoodLIFT lender? View list here >>

If you answered YES to BOTH...

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THRIVE South Jersey Loan Awarded to Egg Harbor Township’s Culinary Creations by Carey Posted on January 2, 2019

Essl's Dugout/ Culinary Creations by CareyNew Brunswick, NJ (December 27, 2018) – New Jersey Community Capital (“NJCC”) announced through its THRIVE South Jersey initiative, it has closed on a $100...

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Praise for Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credits Posted on January 3, 2017


As all practitioners know, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to community development; every neighborhood has its own unique opportunities and challenges. By engaging in neighborhood planning, community development organizations work with residents and local stakeholders to craft comprehensive, long-term solutions for improving...

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How Do We Know We Are Making a Difference? Impact Assessment at NJCC Posted on November 28, 2016

There is constant conversation in the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) world about the impact of community and economic development (CED) work and how it is measured. Current CED measures fall short in capturing the meaningful and lasting contributions CDFIs and other organizations have made in communities throughout the...

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Reclaiming Abandoned Properties through APRA Posted on November 4, 2016

The State of New Jersey has 565 municipalities and seldom is there one-size fits all legislation that works for all of them. Sometimes a state statute can offer something for most everyone, though. The Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act (APRA) has been implemented in a variety of ways throughout the state. The tools afforded to...

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The Role of CDFIs in Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned from the Gap Funding Initiative (GFI) Program Posted on October 17, 2016

When Superstorm Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City the night of October 29, 2012, no one could have guessed that the recovery process would be a multi-year effort. Over the next few days and weeks it became apparent that the damage to New Jersey, and especially its coastline and iconic shore towns, was unprecedented. While Community...

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