Through the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) program of the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc. (CLHI) and our local partners apply for funds annually to implement the community-driven goals of the North Camden Neighborhood Plan. Each year, our proposal must contain projects that are at least 60% housing and economic development and up to 40% supportive services and/or neighborhood revitalization.

CLHI compiles and manages North Camden’s NRTC application. We invite our North Camden partners to submit projects to CLHI to be included in NRTC. This collaborative approach has built strong partnerships, executed high-impact projects and programs, and increased the capacity of many key organizations to implement the goals of the Neighborhood Plan.

How is NRTC Funded? NJ-based businesses that have $25,000 or more in NJ business income tax liability each year can re-direct those funds into the NRTC program. If you are an interested business, please see this form for more information. To discuss ways your business can support North Camden projects through the NRTC program, please contact Betsy Clifford, CLHI Executive Director at or (856) 342-8088.

2017 Full Project Descriptions

2017 Projects Include:

Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc:

  • Block Supporter Initiative
  • Decorative Board Up
  • Change the Message campaign

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

  • Park improvements at Cornelius Martin Park
  • North Camden gateway and corridor signage campaign

HopeWorks ‘N Camden

  • Increase education and job readiness opportunities
  • Provide jobs to North Camden youth
  • Operate the HopeWorks C.R.I.B. for Camden youth in college

NJ Tree Foundation

  • Community-based street tree plantings
  • Street tree maintenance (pruning, weeding, mulching)

Respond, Inc.

  • Replace the roof at Vine Street Infant Care Center
  • Rehab housing on N. 5th Street
  • Catering Food Truck
  • Clean ‘N Green Crew
  • Auto Technology Training
  • Auto Repair Shop

YMCA of Camden and Burlington Counties

  • Safe Places to Play Initiative