On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the City of Newark will provide opportunities for couples to purchase lots at $1000. The goal, according to the Baraka administration, is to revitalize communities and encourage members of the community to have hope in blighted areas. Per Mayor Baraka’s statement to the The Root:
“We are observing Valentine’s Day with creativity and a commitment to Newark’s couples, by offering them opportunities to achieve their American dream of homeownership,” Baraka said in the release.
“At the same time, we are turning vacant lots into homes that strengthen our communities, replacing blight with development. Out-of-the-box steps like these are how we will transform Newark into a city we can all believe in. I congratulate our Department of Economic and Housing Development on this program, and extend my best wishes to all the couples who will make their new homes in our city,” he added.
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