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.
While the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule requires cities to assess their housing stock in order to reduce disparities, the Newark Housing Authority follows the national pattern of dismissing racial integration.
It is with great pride that the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) announces the release of our literature review for the Trauma, Schools and Poverty Project (TSP). "A Critical Review of the Psychological Literature" provides a critical and comprehensive review of the empirical literature literature on the sequelae of childhood exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs), with special emphasis on low socioeconomic status populationsat disparate risk for exposure to PTEs across the lifespan.
A new regional revolving loan fund will support affordable homes close to bus or rail corridors throughout the Puget Sound area.
Diversion is intended to relieve overburdened courts and crowded jails, and to spare low-risk offenders from the consequences of a criminal record; but in many places, only people with money can afford a second chance.
The Morris district is notable in that it has long been committed to diversity, even as the composition of its student body has changed. Meanwhile, schools nearby and in New York City have remained deeply segregated.
Excluded from the Affordable Care Act because of politics, thousands of poor Americans grapple with the toll — physical and psychological — of being uninsured.
If the nation’s capital were free of its stark racial inequities, it could be a more prosperous and competitive city—one where everyone could reach their full potential and build better lives for themselves and their families.
This past September, CLiME began this series on housing issues in Newark by reporting on a demonstration at City Hall, part of the National Tenants Day of Action. I met many organizers and tenants from the Terrell Homes, who have been fighting to preserve the residences of over 200 families in this public housing development located in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Terrell first made headlines in 2014 as the tenants fought against talks of demolition. Now the Newark Housing Authority has reinvigorated these talks—and fights—with their 2017 Agency Plan which includes a simple one-line proposal: "The NHA intends to apply for Demolition of Terrell Homes in conjunction with a potential riverside development by the City of Newark.”

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