[December 13, 2016]
Better Tomorrows will receive $2 million in funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support case management, service coordination, community strengthening and advocacy for residents of the Branch Village public housing community and the surrounding neighborhood in the Centerville section of Camden, NJ. This funding is part of a $13.246 million, 5-year Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant to the City of Camden.
To secure the award, Better Tomorrows collaborated over a multi-year planning period with the Office of Mayor Dana L. Redd, the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, the Camden City School District, Coopers Ferry Partnership, and the Michaels Development Company. Over the next five years and beyond, Better Tomorrows will work with a variety of community-based organizations to coordinate the delivery of healthcare, transportation, childcare and individualized case management and social services for residents of the community.
Better Tomorrows President and CEO Rebecca Tone expressed the organization’s enthusiasm for the transformational work that will be supported by the grant. “This funding will allow us to significantly increase our engagement in Camden, where we will be expanding staff and services in a neighborhood we have served for many years. There is a high level of need in the community for the revitalized housing stock, increased resources and employment opportunities, and the enhanced healthcare and human services that this undertaking will provide. We are honored to have the opportunity to make positive change for the residents of Mt. Ephraim South.”