The LOCUS National Opportunity Zone Ranking Report ranked a tract in downtown Newark in sixth place among Opportunity Zones for Smart Growth Potential.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka
On July 17, 2018, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the McCarter & English law firm launched pro bono legal representation to Newark tenants facing eviction.
On May 2, 2018 the City of Newark Homeless Coalition Hosted a Mayoral and Councilperson-At-Large Candidate Forum on Homelessness and Affordable Housing.
The speed with which the objective was achieved was impressive, but it emphasizes the need for more affordable homes and health care in Newark.