The USJF Planned Communities will attract
residents through a land-development strategy that will
advance historic and scenic preservation while providing
affordable housing and expanded economic opportunities,
particularly for people of low- and moderate-income.
In cooperation with the
cities in strategic areas of the United States, the
Federation will acquire vacant, dilapidated buildings,
some of which are eligible for the National Register of
Historic Places, and develop them for new owners,
tenants and businesses.
Reclamation of vacant properties and
our efforts to preserve them will become an integral
part of the initiative of the U.S Federation/U.S. City
partnership's community-development efforts. The cities'
proactive assistance in providing vacant properties for
development and resale will substantially improve real
estate throughout the designated development areas.
"We will build and renovate these
structures by developing the communities with religious
institutions, exemplary public and acclaimed private
schools, thousands of square feet of shopping space and
businesses that provide job opportunities," says Rabbi
Benzion Deutsch, the Federation's president. "From the
beginning, planning is of utmost importance. We intend
to attract businesses to the communities so that many
residents of the designated areas may also work there."