Improvement Program Starts Up Again for 2017
White Horse Neighborhood is First Area for this Year’s Efforts
As part of Mayor Kelly Yaede’s efforts to maintain Hamilton’s
high quality of life, the community’s ‘Neighborhood Improvement Program’ is set
to begin again for 2017.
The effort is a proactive and cooperative way for officials
to work with residents, identify various issues that impact citizens’ safety or
quality of life and to ultimately keep Hamilton looking its best.
Later this month, the program will begin in a portion of the White
Horse neighborhood (boundaries of
Whitehorse Avenue, South Broad Street, Phillips Avenue and Gropp Avenue). As the program continues, different
neighborhoods will be randomly selected and will be publicly announced.
“Our goal is to maintain our community’s high quality of life
and ensure that we are protecting the safety of our citizens,” explains Mayor
Kelly Yaede. “We are publicly announcing
each neighborhood so residents can proactively correct any issues that may be
Some common problems that the program seeks to correct are
housing safety issues (needed roof, window or structural issues), as well as
zoning and health-related violations (vehicles parked on the grass, abandoned
or unregistered vehicles, junk, rubbish and debris on properties or high
First notices for violations that are addressed through this
program provide residents with an opportunity to correct the items within
certain periods of time. Officials later
revisit properties to confirm that the problems have been corrected.
Last year, approximately 69 percent of problems were
corrected by residents following first notices, with the majority of
outstanding matters dealing with structural issues that often take a longer
period of time to correct.
Residents who meet
certain federal income criteria may be eligible for assistance in correcting
certain issues thanks to Hamilton’s Housing Rehabilitation Program.
To find out more on that program, residents can visit HamiltonNJ.com/HUD or call 609.890.3675.
Hamilton’s Neighborhood Improvement Program is a
collaborative effort with officials from Hamilton’s Health Division, Housing
and Code Enforcement Division, Hamilton’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Office and the Hamilton Township Police Division Community Policing Unit.