Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest
Making Newark Work for Newarkers is the full report of the Rutgers University-Newark Project on Equitable Growth in the City of Newark, written by CLiME and incorporating research conducted in conjunction with a university working group whose work began last April. We viewed the goal of equitable growth first in the context of housing issues before expanding to think about the fabric of community life and economic opportunity in the city. This Executive Summary includes the main findings from each chapter as well as the highlights from a comprehensive set of recommendations we submitted to Mayor Ras Baraka on October 27, 2017. The key fact that animates any study of equity and opportunity in a city undergoing downtown redevelopment is this: Newarkers face a longstanding crisis of housing affordability.

In February 2016, CLiME launched a comprehensive study of housing trends in the City. In May 2016, CLiME led a Rutgers University-Newark anchor initiative that researching laws and policies that might promote more equitable growth in the City as it changes. The following report, "Housing in Newark Research Brief" represents the first installment of our almost year-long work. It provides quantitative snapshots of key variables in Newark’s housing dynamics, some of which have not been publicly reported for several years.

From the Director

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Guest Analysis

Reduced public funding forces municipal courts to focus on revenue generating fines, resulting in the uneven application o

Noteworthy Initiatives

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