Volume 6 • Issue 3 March 2014. newcommunity.org
Affordable Housing Need Growing In Newark

The number of individuals and families in Newark spending more than the recommended 30 percent of their income on rent is rising, pointing to a dire need for more affordable housing in New Jersey's largest city, according to a new report.

Newark Kids Count 2014, released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, found that median Newark rents rose 6 percent from 2008 to 2012, with the average apartment rent being $927 in 2012, up from $878. That means 59 percent of Newark renters faced higher-then recommended housing costs, up from 54 percent.

NCC and Its Dedicated Employees Weather the Storm (s)

It was the morning of the fierce nor'easter snow storm, but Eleanor Macklin, a dietary aide at NCC's Extended Care Center in Newark, knew she had to be in place by 6 o'clock to prepare breakfast for the nursing home residents.

"I got up early, around 4 a.m., and looked outside.My car was snowed in so I knew I would have to call for transportation," she said.

Ali Jenkins, the transportation supervisor at Extended Care, had already dug his own car out of the snow. He now headed to the nursing home to dig out the Adult Medical Day Care van he would use to pick up Macklin and others who were stranded at home, like nursing home administrator Betty Lawson and activities director Elizabeth Brookins. Snow closed the Adult Medical Day Care program for two straight days.


The Long Road To Recovery

Life is full of twists and turns, but former NCC security officer Phillip Jones never imagined being in a place where he now finds himself---a wheelchair.

A recreational motorcycle accident a little over a year ago left the now 23-year-old East Orange resident in a coma and with multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, spinal cord damage, trauma to his right leg, bleeding on the brain, broken ribs and a punctured lung..

Monthly Features
Articles & Photos
  • Spring Festival Planned For April 26th
  • Black History Month Celebration
  • Adult Learner Making Up For Lost Time
  • Family Resource Success Center Offers Direction that Can Pay Off
  • Loving and Supporting Our Sons Workshop
  • NCC chosen as "Exemplary" CDC by University of Maryland Study
  • NCC Auto Student Drawing Praise During Internship
  • Newark NAACP Celebrates 100 Years of Service
  • Valentine's Day Celebrations
  • Around The Network: It's That Time Of Year Again: Free Tax Prep At NCC
  • Around The Network - Healthcare Coverage Sign-up
  • Around The Network - Book Donation by Madison School
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