It Pays to Be Single Program
The Woodbury Old-City Restoration Committee (“WORC”) mission is to protect existing historical structures within the City of Woodbury by actively restoring endangered landmarks and structures. WORC has designed the following grant to address neighborhood stability, housing density and neighborhood parking/traffic. WORC will award up to $5,000 per unit removed from the property. The awarding of this grant is at the sole discretion of
WORC Board of Trustees.
Applicant dwelling must have been a single family dwelling and currently be a multi-family dwelling, exception would be in the case of structural twins. The home must also be currently legally zoned for multi-family use.
Preservation Restoration and/or Renovation
This is an award of recognition, which may or may not be accompanied by a monetary grant. The intent of this award is to acknowledge and help the efforts of owners in Woodbury who make substantial improvements to their historic properties to either preserve, restore or renovate said property. The improvements made to the historic property must positively impact the surrounding neighborhood. WORC is based on a mission to maintain the historical integrity of the town and with this award we aim to help and support home owners to do the same with their property.
Preservation, Restoration and Renovation Award Past Recipients
The Downtown WORCs Project aims to assist the City of Woodbury’s downtown revitalization efforts by improving the aesthetic appeal of existing structures, by restoring their history and character. WORC has designed this program to assist both, the exterior restoration of historic structures, and beautification of those buildings which complement our beloved district.
Past recipients of this grant program include The Polsky Building, The Franklin Davenport House and the Kemble Church Bell towe
WORC has joined with St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society and the City of Woodbury to address troubled houses throughout the city. With the help of the City over 200 houses have been identified.
S.J.C.S was founded in Camden in 1985 and has been promoting successful homeownership through homeowner education, housing development, and community organizing. Their knowledge and expertise are being generously shared with both WORC and the City to help address our housing issues. They have already assisted the city in adopting new ordinances to take advantage of “Spot Blight” powers to address vacant and abandoned properties.
WORC board members and S.J.C.S. experts have toured prospective homes for rehabilitation. From these homes we are about to choose the first two to be addressed. These homes will be acquired, rehabilitated and resold to the public at market value. The monies will be contributed by WORC, S.J.C.S., and the City to acquire and rehabilitate these homes. Once sold, the proceeds will be reinvested into the next home.
The homes are being chosen based on certain criteria.
- The one troubled house on an otherwise attractive street.
- The house that has significant historic value or characteristics.
- The house that once improved may spur the neighboring houses to be rehabilitated. The house that has high visibility and gives a bad impression of the City.
We will be fundraising specifically for this program and are counting on your support. It may be the troubled house in your neighborhood that we will be working on soon.