Securing, Painting, and Beautifying the Boards of Vacant Houses in North Camden

Decorative Board Up stabilizes and secures derelict abandoned properties in North Camden to improve the look of the neighborhood and encourage investment and in-fill rehabilitation. This is a summer program implemented with the Camden Community Development Association and The Neighborhood Foundation. Since the summer of 2014, about 4,000 man-hours have contributed to over 100 vacant properties and provided 20 local summer jobs (4-5 jobs annually).

If you’re interested in bringing Decorative Board Up to your community, please contact Chris Toepfer of The Neighborhood Foundation at (312) 863-9111 or