Sussex Borough


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Norwescap has been serving communities and transforming lives in Sussex County since 1965, fostering safe, healthy, prosperous neighborhoods – places where people can not only succeed, but also give back by advocating, volunteering, and leading within their community. 

Our Community Development Efforts 

Sussex Seniors 

Our Sussex Seniors program offers 11 units of affordable housing for seniors 62 and older. This program came to be in the early 1990s after purchasing a vacant property on the town’s Main Street, with the help of funding through the NJ DCA, to provide needed affordable housing for local seniors. Learn more about Sussex Seniors.  

Sussex Dialogues  

In 2021, Norwescap approached town officials to discuss the potential usage of commercial space at the Sussex Seniors building. Rather than simply finding a renter, Norwescap began engaging the community in conversation about what was needed within the town. Norwescap hosted this series of community conversations to empower marginalized and low-income people to help find solutions to community challenges that have contributed to the socioeconomic decline of their community. 

Sussex Borough Cultural and Community Center (SBCCC) 

As a result of the Sussex Dialogues, Norwescap launched the SBCCC in the spring of 2022 to improve the community and build more opportunities for its members. 

Programs and Services – The SBCCC offers a wide array of programming and services, including: 

Food and Health – The SBCCC hosts regularly scheduled pop-up markets offering fresh food and produce at no cost for all who come, supported through Local Share, Sparta Community Food Pantry, and The Sussex County Hunger Coalition. Harvest House, a local food pantry and soup kitchen is in the bottom floor of the SBCCC, providing fresh meals and free groceries to neighbors suffering from food insecurity. Norwescap also partners with Zufall Center to provide health services, vaccine access, and nutrition and healthy cooking classes to our community.   

Small Business Support – The SBCCC also supports local businesses to help revitalize the local economy. Through collaboration with Sussex Borough leadership and members of the community, we host exhibits of local artists and other cultural events, town forums, activities that engage youth and seniors together, and showcases for local entrepreneurs. 

Planning for the Future 

Norwescap has applied for over $500,000 in NRTC program funds from investors in Sussex Borough. This funding will help us achieve several goals, including:  

As we continue our NRTC-supported work over the next 10 years and beyond, we will be able to facilitate additional financial investments that support housing, economic growth, and community engagement, turning around decades of neglect and disinvestment. 

Support Your Community

Norwescap relies heavily on support from the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC), through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) to do its critical work. This program provides businesses an opportunity to direct their state tax dollars to projects that enrich and enhance our local communities. 

Corporations that purchase tax credits can reduce their state corporate tax liability by a dollar for every dollar they spend on NRTC tax credits. The corporation can then choose which of the State-approved projects to invest their tax credits in. The process is simple:  

  1. Select an investment amount between $25,000 to $1,000,000. 
  1. Fill out a simple two-page application. 
  1. Select the project/s that the company wishes to invest in. 

Would you like to know how your business can help Norwescap empower individuals and families to move away from the crisis of poverty, and towards a future where they can thrive? Click here to learn more about the NRTC and access the application.