Case Studies

Transforming Lives and Communities in Montclair

In the early 2000s, the city of Montclair identified the “San Antonio Gateway” as an area in need of redevelopment. The neighborhood consisted mostly of vacant lots, blighted duplex units, underutilized industrial and commercial land, and overcrowded multifamily development. According to census data, nearly 49 percent of area renters paid 30 percent or more of their monthly income on rent, the standard used by HUD to determine housing affordability.

Transforming Lives and Communities in San Marcos

In 1997, National CORE, in partnership with the City of San Marcos, began the process of reclaiming the Richmar neighborhood. This neighborhood is the city’s oldest and most challenged, previously suffering from crime, gang activity and the lack of several modern amenities including parks, transit, updated infrastructure, and high-quality and professionally-managed senior and workforce housing.


Building the Future of Community