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Community Profile: Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Community Organizations

This section provides information about affordable housing, social service, economic development, and community revitalization organizations in the area whose interests, activities, and initiatives improve the housing conditions and employment opportunities of residents. These groups represent potential partners for bankers seeking to more fully address the credit needs of each region’s low- and moderate-income people and communities.

The information in this section is obtained directly from the websites of the community organizations.

Affordable Homes of Millville Ecumenical, Inc. (AHOME)

Mission

To provide homeownership opportunities for families that qualify and to renovate dilapidated housing (with an emphasis on rental units) into safe, decent, and saleable homes at an affordable price.

Year of Origin

1991

Core Programs

  • Preserving and rehabilitating existing houses and building new ones in accordance with the Urban Home Ownership Recovery Program (UHORP) to develop affordable housing opportunities for families in all income brackets
  • Project coordinator for UHORP and responsible for the direction the program takes with regard to property and family selection, renovation, and overall program strategy

Service Areas

City of Millville

Contact Information

Affordable Homes of Millville Ecumenical, Inc. (AHOME)
400 E. Main Street
Millville, NJ 0832
Phone: 856-293-0100
Fax: 856-293-0101
Website: N/A

Cumberland Development Corporation (CDC)

Mission

To promote economic development in the region while stimulating increased coordination, cooperation, and communication between business and government.

Year of Origin

1995

Core Programs

  • Assists in business retention and expansion efforts. Includes visits to and communication with area businesses to establish good relationships
  • Works with businesses that want to expand in the region and seeks solutions to challenges identified by area businesses
  • Markets the region and follows up on leads for new businesses
  • Develops projects such as the proposed regional industrial park, using combined resources and innovative revenue and cost-sharing approaches
  • Promotes regional planning and cooperation to encourage economic development plans and projects that make effective use of land, produce more jobs per acre, reduce the costs of infrastructure construction, conserve open space and farmland, protect the environment, and preserve the rural, small-town quality of life found in the region
  • Works on independent projects for each municipal partner for economic and community development
  • Provides a forum for municipal and business leaders to discuss common challenges, to share solutions, and to promote cooperation

Service Areas

Southern New Jersey municipalities of Commercial, Deerfield, Downe, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hopewell, Lawrence, Maurice River, Shiloh, Stow Creek, and Upper Deerfield.

Contact Information

Cumberland Development Corporation
P.O. Box 1021
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-451-4200
Fax: 856-453-9795
Website: http://www.cdcnj.com/ External Link

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

Mission

The mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.

Year of Origin

1904

Core Programs

  • Affordable Family Housing: Apartments, town homes, and for-sale homes for family in need of affordable housing.
  • Affordable Senior Housing: Apartments for seniors in a variety of urban and suburban settings.
  • Senior Health Care: Residential, skilled nursing, and respite care provided in historic Moorestown.
  • Special Needs Housing: Housing for those with special needs, both physical and emotional, as well as transitional housing for women with dependent children.
  • Housing Development: Pursue housing development opportunities within the State of New Jersey.
  • Community Residential Services: Emergency children's shelter and housing for developmentally disabled women.
  • Community Outreach Services: Adoption options, assisted living program, community partnering, Lutheran disaster response, immigration and refugee services, Lutheran counseling service, speakers' bureau.

Service Area

New Jersey

Contact Information

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
6 Terri Lane
Suite 300
Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 609-386-7171
Fax: 609-386-7191
Website: http://www.lsmnj.org/ External Link

Housing and Economic Opportunities, Inc. (HEO)

Mission

HEO is dedicated to helping low- and moderate-income families and individuals find affordable housing and appropriate employment

Year of Origin

1992

Core Programs 

  • Purchases and rehabilitates foreclosed and abandoned homes and then markets those homes to low- and moderate-income families at an affordable price or rent
  • Offers homeownership counseling, long-term credit/budget counseling and home maintenance/repair education
  • Offers environmental testing services
  • Manages affordable rental housing properties for seniors  
  • Sponsors the Mortgage Readiness Initiative--a financial/ homeownership counseling program that includes an IDA (Individual Development Account) program

Service Area

Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic Counties in New Jersey

Contact Information

Housing and Economic Opportunities, Inc.
600 Cuthbert Blvd.
Westmont, New Jersey 08108
Telephone: (856) 858-0303
Fax: (856) 858-0163
Email: shelia@njhousing.net
Website: http://www.njhousing.net/index.html External Link

Rural Opportunities, Inc (ROI)

Mission

The New Jersey division of Rural Opportunities, Inc. serves as a bridge to assist low- and moderate-income farmworkers to improve their social and economic conditions. Additionally, it strives to address critical community problems through the development of housing, jobs, and physical infrastructure.

Year of Origin

1969

Core Programs

  • Adult training and employment through many projects, such as a farmworker jobs program and youth and family services
  • Child development through child and family development, migrant head start, reading is fundamental, private-subsidized child care, and USDA food program projects
  • Economic development through the Enterprise Center, an affiliate corporation
  • Emergency and supportive services through the farmworker emergency services and the emergency food and shelter projects
  • Housing services, such as the ROI homeownership program and the housing technical assistance projects
  • Real estate development through the following projects: affordable rental housing development, single-family for-sale home development, farmworker housing technical assistance, and commercial real estate development
  • Seeds of success financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum
  • Youth education and training through Project YES (Youth Experiencing Success) and Project SAVE (Seeing Alternatives & Valuing Education)
  • Volunteer initiatives through the board and committee development and the volunteer leadership project

Service Areas

Economically depressed areas of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Vermont, and Puerto Rico

Contact Information

Rural Opportunities, Inc.
78 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: 856-696-1000
Fax: 856-696-4892
Website: http://www.ruralinc.org External Link

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division

Mission

In addition to its evangelical mission, the Salvation Army operates a number of social programs that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and their families.

Year of Origin

1878

Core Programs

  • Provides services to veterans and military personnel
  • Offers parenting and family life education
  • Distributes new and used clothing to needy families
  • Holds food in pantries to help meet emergency needs
  • Provides assistance for basic needs for those who are homeless

Service Area

There are 31 Corps Community Centers in New Jersey, including Bridgeton Corps and Vineland Corps.

Contact Information

Tri-County Community Action Partnership

Mission

To provide social services that improve quality of life and promote self-sufficiency.

Year of Origin

1987

Core Programs

  • Distributes food products to churches and other food pantries annually
  • Provides a number of options for affordable housing and transitional housing for families.
  • Helps individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers solve the issues that face them daily.
  • Honors individuals who have served the community and provided leadership and guidance to their fellow citizens. Induction of new members occurs every May.
  • Offers college students an alternative to spring break vacations by affording them the opportunity to volunteer in the child-care centers and assist with other social service initiatives.
  • Provides child-care services for children ages 0-5 years and all child-care needs met at one place.
  • Helps people learn to control their finances, start businesses, and achieve financial freedom.
  • Offers ESL courses, remedial reading, and tutoring services to battle illiteracy.
  • Sponsors clothing drives, distributes holiday food baskets and holiday toys, and offers energy assistance and other services to help clients meet the basic needs of daily living.
  • Helps women, infants, and children maintain healthy nutrition with its voucher program

Service Area

Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

Contact Information

Tri-County Community Action Partnership
110 Cohansey Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-451-6330
Fax: 856-455-7288
Website: http://www.tricountycaa.org External Link

  • Last updated: Monday, June 2, 2008

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