Skip to main content

Greater Newark Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Tenants Coalition Collection

Identifier: MG HTC-(Offsite)


  • 1974 - 2005

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

From modest beginnings in 1987, the Greater Newark Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Tenants Coalition, a founding member of the National Alliance of Housing and Urban Development Tenants, eventually grew from an initial 8 buildings to represent tenants in 60 housing complexes. The Coalition lobbied on behalf of tenants, educated tenants as to their legal rights, provided information on health and safety issues, trained tenant advocates, and generally worked closely with tenant groups from privately-owned apartment complexes in Newark that received assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Key figures in the organization were community organizer Nancy Zak and former housing inspector and longtime tenant advocate Frank Hutchins. Hutchins served for some years as Director of the Coalition. The Coalition and its major projects operated out of offices at 944 Broad St.


26.28 Linear Feet (63 document boxes)

Language of Materials



The original donation of records of the Greater Newark HUD Tenants Coalition was divided into four archival collections, three specialized series of files and an extensive series of Subject Files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the coalition representative, Nancy Zak 2009 NjN

Inventory done, no finding aid.
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States