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Title Brochure: City of Hoboken. Community Development Agency. Neighborhood Preservation Program. N.d., ca.1975-1976.
Object Name Brochure
Catalog Number 2014.018.0031
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Gift of Donald M Shachat.
Scope & Content City of Hoboken. Community Development Agency. Neighborhood Preservation Program. No date, circa 1975-1976.

Printed paper brochure, 8-1/2 high x 17" wide folded to 4" wide. Full text is in notes.

The Hoboken Municipal Home Improvement Project was established in March, 1972. While publication is undated, text refers to planned goals for 1976.

Text on front panel as folded:

NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION
PROGRAM

FOR
* HOMEOWNERS
3% Home Improvement Loans

* OWNERS OF MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS
6% Rehabilitation Loans Architectural Models and Design Standards

The Neighborhood Preservation Program is planned to assist homeowners in improving their properties and their neighborhoods. Financial and technical assistance is available so that homeowners can make light, moderate or heavy repairs, including plumbing, electrical and heating systems, renovation of various rooms and improvement of the exterior of their homes.
Notes Archives 2014.018.0031
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CITY OF HOBOKEN

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION
PROGRAM

FOR
* HOMEOWNERS
3% Home Improvement Loans

* OWNERS OF MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS
6% Rehabilitation Loans Architectural Models and Design Standards

The Neighborhood Preservation Program is planned to assist homeowners in improving their properties and their neighborhoods. Financial and technical assistance is available so that homeowners can make light, moderate or heavy repairs, including plumbing, electrical and heating systems, renovation of various rooms and improvement of the exterior of their homes.

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3% LOAN

HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS
(CITY WIDE)

TO QUALIFY:
* OWNER OCCUPANT OF A FAMILY STRUCTURE.

* OWNER BUSINESS OCCUPANT OF A FAMILY STRUCTURE.

* PROSPECTIVE OWNER OCCUPANT OF A FAMILY STRUCTURE.

3% home loans up to $15,000 per building are available to owner occupants, business owner occupants or prospective owner occupants of Hoboken properties for home repairs.

This low 3% interest rate is made possible through a subsidy in the form of an interest reduction grant to the owner. The remainder is borrowed by the owner from a lending institution at regular market interest rates. The overall effect is to reduce the interest rate to 3%.

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HOBOKEN
MUNICIPAL HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

56 Newark Street
Hoboken, New Jersey

201-963-1917

What have we done?

Since the Hoboken Municipal Home Improvement Project began in 1972 our staff has met with hundreds of homeowners to discuss the program. More than 300 low cost loans, worth more than 2 million dollars, have been obtained. Owners have been advised on property improvement, the financial resources available, ways to complete repairs at the lowest possible cost and on purchasing Hoboken homes. The program is now being expanded to include owner -business occupants. Financing from local banks is now available. If you would like to know more about the program and how you can benefit from it we invite you to call or come in and discuss the program in more detail.

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DEAR FELLOW CITIZEN

HERE ARE FIVE GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN YOUR HOBOKEN PROPERTY.

[photo portrait of Mayor Steve Cappiello]

1. Hoboken is a city on the move with over - 800 new units, 3,000 newly rehabilitated units, 700 units improved through our Home Improvement Program (totaling more than 15% of the City's housing stock).

2. Property values in Hoboken are rising steadily and will continue to rise.

3. Recently, a state law was passed which will exempt the first $4,000 of property improvements per unit from tax reassessment for a 5 year period (buildings 20 years or older).

4. Hoboken is a stable and safe community with over 60% owner occupancy and foot patrolmen in all residential areas.

5.Our programs offer effective 3% and 6% loans which can improve your property without increasing rents excessively.

Hoboken is a great community and deserves your support. By helping yourself, you will be helping Hoboken.

[facsimile signature] Steve Cappiello

Steve Cappiello
Mayor of Hoboken

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The Hoboken Community Development Agency has begun a new loan program for rehabilitating Multi-Family Buildings. Through a combination of private loans and public grants, funds of up to Nine Thousand ($9,000) Dollars per apartment are available at an effective interest rate of 6% over a 20 year term. If your building is within the designated area you are an eligible candidate for the project.

This project is made possible through funds from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs ($200,000), the Hoboken Community Development Agency ($100,000) and the Urban Reinvestment Task Force of Washington, D.C. ($50,000). Its aim is to upgrade and preserve the area.

There are several good reasons why we believe investing in Hoboken at this time is a sound economic move.

We would like to discuss them with you.

If you would like to know more about the guidelines and how you can benefit from the program please call or come in and discuss the program in more detail.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

84 Washington Street
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030.

201-792-6700

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6% LOAN

MULTI-FAMILY REHAB LOANS

TO QUALIFY:

* PROPERTY OWNERS OF MULTI-FAMILY (5 OR MORE UNITS) RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES LOCATED IN PILOT PROJECT AREA.

6% Mortgage loans are available to property owners of multi-family residential structures located in the Multi-Family Rehab Pilot Project area for moderate-to-heavy rehabilitation which will upgrade basic building systems and bring property up to code standards.

This low 6% interest rate is made possible through a subsidy in the form of an interest reduction grant to the owner. The remainder is borrowed by the owner from a lending institution at regular market interest rates. The overall effect is to reduce the interest rate to 6%.

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ARCHITECTURAL MODELS
AND
DESIGN STANDARDS
FOR MULTI-FAMILY REHAB

This program will provide practical advice about architectural changes which will increase economy, efficiency and worth of the properties to landlords in the pilot project area.

A brochure with several architectural models of typical Hoboken buildings, including floor plans, interior renderings and photographs will be made available to interested landlords .

Landlords will also have the opportunity to discuss their buildings with a licensed architect experienced in the rehabilitation of old buildings at no cost.

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HOBOKEN
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Project Rehab
Completed.................. 617Units
Under Construction......... 396Units

Home Improvement Project
330 loans.................. 930Units

Total..................... 1,943 Units
(12% of City's Dwelling Units)

Water System (more than $3 million project under construction)

Multi Service Center
($1.5 million project completed)

PLANNED

Neighborhood Preservation Program
250 Dwelling Units (Pilot Project)

Home Improvement Project
Extended to Business owner occupants
Goal: 100 loans in 1976

Two New Parks
Second and Adams Streets
Madison between 5th and 6th Streets

Church Square Park
Restored and Improved

Municipal Tree System
Over 1,000 trees to be planted throughout the City in the spring of 1976.

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People Cappiello, Steve
Date 1975-1976
Year Range from 1975
Year Range to 1976
Search Terms Community Development Agency (CDA)
84 Washington St.
Multi-Service Community Center
Caption front panel as folded
Imagefile 251\20140180031.TIF
Classification Mayors
Government & Politics
Real Estate
Architecture
Financial
Parks