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Cramer Hill - Introduction

CFDA began work in Cramer Hill in 2001, when it was invited to join the Cramer Hill Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) to serve as a development advisor and technical resource on the revitalization of the neighborhood. CFDA’s first undertaking in Cramer Hill was securing a three-year grant in the amount of $750,000 from Fleet Bank’s Community Renaissance program and transforming the NAC into a 501(c)3 corporation (Cramer Hill Community Development Corporation). Since then, CFDA has raised an additional $7 million in project and operating funds to support a wide range of activities in Cramer Hill including brownfield investigations, neighborhood planning, streetscape enhancements, infrastructure upgrades, traffic calming, traffic and circulation improvements, commercial and housing development, and community organizing. CFDA has secured grants from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fleet/Bank of America, Wachovia Regional Foundation, and Camden Economic Recovery Board, as well as federal appropriations.

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