In a groundbreaking effort to address housing disparities and promote community development, Newark, New Jersey, residents enthusiastically participated in the city's first-ever public home ownership lottery. The initiative, aimed at increasing homeownership rates in the Brick City, allowed fortunate residents the opportunity to acquire homes for the nominal price of one dollar.
The unique lottery, exclusively available to current Newark residents, required participants to undergo pre-registration and commit to renovating and residing in their newly acquired properties for a minimum of ten years. This bold approach seeks to address the current housing challenges faced by the community. . .