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NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION

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BUILDING HOMES, STRENGTHENINGCOMMUNITIES North Shore CDC invests in neighborhoods to create thriving communities.

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITILIZATION Our neighborhood revitalization model has transformed long-neglected communities into safe, vibrant neighborhoods. We do this by investing social, human & economic capital into predominantly low-income or distressed neighborhoods to improve quality of life.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Our strategic real estate investments create economic impact in Salem & Beverly. Our 399 unit portfolio provides quality housing that families & individuals can afford.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT We bring together residents, community organizations, & key stakeholders in a way that utilizes the groups’ strengths to create resident-driven community plans, and neighborhood-wide impacts.

RESIDENT PROGRAMMING Our programming offers residents in the region opportunities to achieve economic mobility & self-sufficiency.

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IMPACTS

North Shore CDC is transforming our neighborhood into a safe, family-friendly community

45 youth jobs created annually

YouthBuild North Shore

$1 million dollars in resources has been leveraged for a resident driven community action plan

Empowers low-income young people to receive their high school credential while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities.

70% of neighbors agree that the community has improved over the last three years

Family Resource Center

100% of YouthBuild graduates have been placed in college or full-time employment

Creates a hub of resident programming in a central community-based setting aimed at increasing economic mobility.

For more information visit www.northshorecdc.org or email info@northshorecdc.org or call 978-745-8071 North Shore CDC office location: 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970


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TRANSFORMATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENTS North Shore CDC invests strategically in real estate and community master plans to create comprehensive community and economic development. The cornerstone of our investment strategy is the creation of quality housing that families and individuals can afford.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Our housing benefits entire communities, which is why we work closely with residents and neighbors to guide design goals for projects during the planning process.

AFFORDABILITY

Our developments are deeply affordable. 63% of the families living in our homes earn 30% of the area median income, and another 24% of families earn less than 50%. For an average family of 3, that’s less than $25,450 and $42,350 per year, respectively.

GREEN DESIGN

Our sustainable building practices create healthier homes that help residents save on their utility expenses.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Our community planning initiatives ensure neighborhoods develop sustainably.

- Salem Point’s National Historic District designation leverages funding for property owners to improve buildings in the area. - The Point Vision and Action Plan and the Commercial Corridor Revitalization Plan identify & expand investment opportunities so that the area can develop strategically.

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FACTS

North Shore CDC has transformed long-neglected communities into safe, vibrant neighborhoods.

399 units of affordable housing 235 constructions jobs created by our housing developments in the last six years 64% of our housing serves families with children and almost half of those families are led by single parents 87% of our units serve very-low income and extremely-low income households

Our Cabot Street Homes project in the city of Beverly is LEED-Platinum certified, making it the first affordable, low-rise multi-family building to meet this standard in the state

For more information visit www.northshorecdc.org or email info@northshorecdc.org or call 978-745-8071 North Shore CDC office location: 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970


NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT North Shore CDC’s community development initiatives provide opportunities for the social,civic, and economic empowerment of residents in the communities we serve, so that they may further the goals of neighborhood revitalization in their own communities.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Our leadership development trainings teach residents how to be better, more engaged citizens. By creating educational resources and curriculum, we are providing the tools to invest in future city leaders.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS At community meetings, we connect residents to existing city resources and current events. These one-on-one meetings and neighborhood-wide forums create discussions around education, health, local government, safety, and social services.

COMMUNITY PLANNING Our planning initiatives connect residents to city officials to develop long-term solutions for neighborhood improvements including housing, infrastructure, and open space. Our neighborhood surveys assess residents’ needs and provide data-driven feedback for our partners’ strategic investments.

FAMILY EVENTS

Our monthly social events give residents opportunities to get to know their neighbors in a safe, family-friendly environment. Residents participate in the planning and outreach of these grassroots events.

NEIGHB ORHOOD

IMPACTS

I’m meeting new people and building relationships with my community. My doubts have been erased by my friends at North Shore CDC.

94% of residents that regularly attend North Shore CDC events in Beverly find them beneficial North Shore CDC engages over 500 residents annually 89% of residents are satisfied with North Shore CDC’s news outlets for residents, in both paper and online distribution Our community action plan in Salem leveraged over $900K of neighborhood improvements, including new sidewalks, trash receptacles, and more robust retail space for local businesses

For more information visit www.northshorecdc.org or email info@northshorecdc.org or call 978-745-8071 North Shore CDC office location: 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970


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POINT NEIGHBORHOOD is characterized by its density, R E A L E STAT E SALEM’S lack of green space, high proportion of multi-family housing and

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high concentration of immigrants. We maintain 247 units of affordable, rental apartments within the 144 acre neighborhood.

CU RREN T DEVELOPMENTS Congress Street Residences

This 63-unit family development will include 100% affordable housing with a mix of units serving 30, 50 and 60% AMI households. The property, expected to be complete in 2017, will be financed primarily with state & federal LIHTC, state and federal historic credits and other subsidies.

Harbor Lafayette Homes

Harbor-Lafayette will include 100% affordable housing with a mix of units serving 30, 50 & 60% AMI households. The property, expected to be complete in 2016, will have 16 units reserved for formerly-homeless young people aged 18-24. The renovation will modernize and add communal meeting & living space to the site.

63 family units $ 18,353,880 total dev. cost 2 commercial/ retail units

27 Studios $ 4,859,939 total dev. cost 2 commercial/ retail units

PAST DEVELOPMENTS Salem Point Apartments

The Salem Point Properties is a $7 million moderate rehab project that was completed in Summer 2015. The renovation used historic tax credits to restore 77-units with both historically accurate external features and energy efficient and modern internal upgrades. The site is scattered throughout the Point neighborhood’s National Historic District on Peabody, Ward, and Harbor Streets.

Palmer Cove Apartments Palmer Cove is a 15-unit multi-family building with both town houses and apartments. The development dramatically revitalized a key corner in Salem’s Point Neighborhood. Completed in 2009, what was once a blighted corner is now one of the most attractive housing developments in the area.

Lafayette Housing

Located in the Salem Point neighborhood, Lafayette Housing includes 61 family apartments for 170 residents, as well as first-floor commercial spaces currently housing North Shore CDC’s offices. The acquisition of these apartments helped ensure a healthy stock of affordable housing units in the neighborhood.

77 family units $ 18,027,732 total dev. cost $ 81,504 annual tax impact

15 family units $ 3,000,000 approx. dev. cost $ 23, 049 annual tax impact

61 family units $ 75,335 annual tax impact 2 commercial/ retail units

For more information visit www.northshorecdc.org or email info@northshorecdc.org or call 978-745-8071 North Shore CDC office location: 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970


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NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION REA L E S TAT E

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BEVERLY’S GLOUCESTER CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD was once one of the

most undesirable neighborhoods in Beverly due to drugs, crime, and a lack of opportunity. Since North Shore CDC’s involvement, the neighborhood has seen improvements in housing stock, safety, and access to local resources.

Holcroft Park Homes

Cabot Street Homes

Holcroft Park Homes Holcroft Park Homes was completed in June 2013 with the YMCA of the North Shore. The project transformed the Gloucester Crossing neighborhood with six newly constructed apartments, totaling 58 one, two, and three bedroom apartments, ideally suited for families.

Cabot Street Homes Cabot Street Homes, once the site of the aging Mayflower Motel, is the first new rental development to be built in Beverly for over 20 years. With truly affordable units, wide community support, and leading standards in energy efficiency, this project has transformed the gateway of downtown Beverly.

58 family units $ 21,079,231 total dev. cost $69,019 annual tax impact

43 studio units $ 9,389,927 total dev. cost $ 40,841annual tax impact

Gloucester Crossing Apartments

6 family units

Gloucester Crossing Apartments are comprised of 3 buildings that provide 6 family-size homes and have recently been renovated to provide both quality and affordable homes for the residents. The apartments are located on Bennet, Mill, and Ropes Street.

$ 5,842 annual tax impact Completed in 2005

For more information visit www.northshorecdc.org or email info@northshorecdc.org or call 978-745-8071 North Shore CDC office location: 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970


SALEM POINT NEIGHBORHOOD nscdc

NEIGHBORHOOD-WIDE INVESTMENT The Neighborhood

The Point neighborhood is a vibrant, ethnically diverse community that has long been a settlement destination for new immigrants. Located just south of downtown Salem, it encompasses approximately 4,100 people, 63 percent of whom are Latino, specifically from the Dominican Republic. The Point is the densest neighborhood in the city, distinguished by its high proportion of multi-family housing and masonry apartment blocks dating back to the 1900’s. Despite its historic architecture, affordable housing stock, & immigrant-owned small businesses, it‘s still in need of significant investment. Its residents’ income, education, & employment levels are significantly lower than the rest of the city.

The Residents

134 families

families received an average of $1700 in tax returns prepared by North Shore CDC Successfully advocated to relocate a polling location to a more walkable location, increasing overall voter turn out by 6%, with 41% of those voters registered by North Shore CDC

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of additional retail space was identified as a key opportunity for future redevelopment of Congress Street

63% of households are “cost burdened,” spending more than 30% of their income on their housing, despite apartments renting at 11% less than the greater city With a high rate of absentee landlords, properties in the Point are three times more likely to have code violations

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24% of residents are living below the poverty line 31% of residents are without a high school diploma 45% of Point households’ first language is not English Despite representing 10% of the city, only 3% of Point residents are represented on city boards or commissions

The Changes In 2013, North Shore CDC and our partners completed a neighborhood-wide vision and action plan to improve the quality of life. Together, the community identified the following priorities: SAFETY & SECURITY Salem Police department has been present at community meetings and they now have 12 Latino officers on staff.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE

Increased voter turn out through voter registration and get out the vote drives, with a successful campaign to relocate a polling station in the neighborhood.

JOB TRAINING, EDUCATION & CAREER PATHS The neighborhood was recently designated as a National Historic District, recognizing its historical importance in Salem and supporting sustainable investment through historic tax credits

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Launched Family Resource Center with partners providing career counseling, job placement, financial coaching, & housing education

ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION, & OPEN SPACE

$227,000 allocated to improve green spaces & infrastructure, including neighborhood-wide side-walk repair & new trash receptacles

HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

New investment opportunities include investing $7M into 77 units of safer and healthier affordable housing, with another $23M investment into additional 90 units in the pipeline, and the completion of a commercial corridor plan to support small business development in the community. 102 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA 01970

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BEVERLY’S GLOUCESTER CROSSING nscdc

A SEVEN YEAR NEIGHBORHOOD REVIEW The Neighborhood

Gloucester Crossing was once one of the most undesirable neighborhoods in Beverly due to drugs, crime, and a lack of opportunity. Ever since the neighborhood's chief employer, United Shoe, left in the 1980s the neighborhood struggled with a decline into poverty. Since North Shore CDC and their partners’ involvement, Gloucester Crossing has seen improvements in housing stock, safety, lighting, trash reduction, and access to local resources. Despite these improvements, there is still work to be done.

The Residents

70%

of neighborhood respondents agree that the community has improved over the last three years

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76% of residents are below the poverty line 21% Latino, a 13% increase in the last 7 years 3.4 people in the average family 15 years = average time residents live in the neighborhood

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of neighborhood residents have been involved in North Shore CDC’s communitiy activities over the past year

41% of families survive on less than $19,800 per year

13% of households have an unemployed family member 51% of residents’ highest level of education is high school

The Changes

THEN 47% of residents struggled to find affordbable child care NOW 67% can find child care that is affordable THEN 50% of residents had difficulty covering their rent NOW 74% can afford their rent or mortgage

2015

community priorities are social services, safety, infastructure, and community engagement

THEN 50% of residents could not pay their utility bills NOW 62% can afford to cover their heat and electricity THEN 78% of residents did not feel safe in their neighborhood NOW 93% do feel safe in their community during the day

TIMELINE: INVESTING PHYSICAL & SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 2006

Purchased blighted properties

2007

Formed Task Force to collect 1st survey

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2012

Added locks Began Hired staff for on all doors affordable community and saw a housing engagement 90% drop construction and summer in crime youth jobs

Beverly Community Engagement Coordinator- Andrea

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Completed Started monthly construction community & 58 families engagement moved into and community their homes service events

Andrea@northshorecdc.org 978-825-4013

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