The Raritan Bay Area YMCA is leading this two-year project to build a healthier community by addressing housing as a health issue in Perth Amboy through the engagement of housing, redevelopment and green initiative partners. The Raritan Bay Area YMCA and its key partners in the Healthier Perth Amboy coalition are focusing on policy changes around renters’ certificate of occupancy, the tracking of inspections and parking, and mixed-use development ordinances. In the first year of this work, Healthier Perth Amboy completed its Policy Recommendation for Safe Housing report and submitted it to the City. The coalition’s current phase of work includes engaging residents in public meetings to inform a new housing component for the City of Perth Amboy Master Plan. Through this project, the Healthier Perth Amboy coalition is promoting health and equity by reducing the prevalence of substandard housing in the community.
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