Podcast: Fight the Blight: Can We Solve Our Foreclosure Crisis?

NJ Spotlight | December 22, 2015 | Podcasts
What’s being done and what can be done to address housing and foreclosure?

While we’re on winter hiatus we’ll be publishing podcasts of some of the most compelling and challenging sessions from our October NJ Spotlight On Cities conference, as well as a podcast diary of a colleague who is struggling with breast cancer.

There’s no question that foreclosures and vacant properties are a major problem facing New Jersey cities. Indeed, the state currently leads the nation in the number of foreclosures, and the situation is particularly bleak in many of our cities.

In this NJ Spotlight On Cities session, our panelists look not only at the foreclosure problem itself but also at some of the unique efforts going on throughout New Jersey to address the issue. Moderated by Peter Reinhart, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute
at Monmouth University, panelists include Wayne Meyer, president of New Jersey Community Capital; Baye Adofo-Wilson, deputy mayor of Newark; and Staci Berger, president & CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.

[img-narrow:/assets/15/1220/1945]“Fight the Blight” was one of a dozen panels at this year’s inaugural NJ Spotlight On Cities. Now we’re gearing up for our second year, to be held in the fall. What are the big issues facing cities that we should be focusing on? Do you know of an organization that’s doing wonderful things in a New Jersey city? Or an idea that’s taken root in another American city that New Jersey might try? Or a speaker that we absolutely should know about? Tell us about it by emailing us at oncities@njspotlight.com.