There’s no question that foreclosures and vacant properties are a major problem facing New Jersey cities. Indeed, the state currently leads the nation in the number of foreclosures, and the situation is particularly bleak in many of our cities.

In this NJ Spotlight On Cities session, our panelists look not only at the foreclosure problem itself but also at some of the unique efforts going on throughout New Jersey to address the issue. Moderated by Peter Reinhart, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University, panelists include Wayne Meyer, president of New Jersey Community Capital; Baye Adofo-Wilson, deputy mayor of Newark; and Staci Berger, president & CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.